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A Microsoft Surface Pro 5 image may have finally leaked online. The next-generation Surface Pro slate is seen wearing a Type Cover and the Surface Pen is seen lying in front of the tablet. The image has appeared on a French website that allegedly belongs to Microsoft. The device shown in the leaked image cannot be verified as being the Surface Pro 5. The title on the image reads “win10-feature-surface-pro-5-z.” Moreover, whether the page having the image truly is an official Microsoft press page for French speaking regions.

According to PhoneArena, apart from the image of the device, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 name also appears on the LinkedIn profile of profile of a Microsoft employee. Neon is also mentioned, which is a codename for a Windows visual design language. It will be employed across multiple platforms. One can view a snapshot of the LinkedIn profile on Wccftech. There is no official confirmation from Microsoft as to when the hybrid will be unveiled. Some believe it will be unveiled sometime in March or April.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was released on Oct. 6, 2015. Hence, the release of the immensely-speculated Surface Pro 5 is expected anytime now. The hybrid will be a very expensive tablet though there will also be major upgrades. As per a reference, the speech recognition system in the device is being fine-tuned. The base model of the hybrid could come with a Core M Kaby Lake chip and the more premium variants will have the i5 and i7 chipsets. It will also come with a magnetic charging stylus, Surface Pen. It will also sport a much higher resolution than Surface Pro 4.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is rumoured to come with Windows 10 Redstone 3 update, also known as the Creators Update. This could also mean a 4K display with incredible display quality. While it will consume the larger portion of the battery, this is where Kaby Lake chipsets will help in power optimisation. The battery should also be upgraded as Surface Pro 4’s battery was heavily criticised. USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3 are also expected. A 16GB RAM could be incorporated in a high-end variant.

There are some big improvements on the cards and one of them is an upgraded Touch Screen panel that will operate more fluidly and accurately with both hands and the Surface Pen. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Microsoft Surface Pro 5.