Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, price update & specs: Surface Pro 4 battery issues may be resolved

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Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends the unveil event of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in New York May 20, 2014.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends the unveil event of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in New York May 20, 2014. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

If reports are to be believed, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 launch may happen in October. Recently, the existing Surface Pro model received a price cut of US$280 (AU$370). The discount was because of a 50-hour sale. The sale ended on Aug. 20.

Plenty of reports on Microsoft Surface Pro 5 features are flooding the Internet. What fans know so far is that it would have an Ultra HD Display of 4K quality and feature a 3,840×2,160 pixels resolution.

The previous Microsoft Surface Pro 4 encountered lots of battery issues. Its battery could last nine hours. Hence, this time, developers have given special focus on that front. The fifth generation Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will feature a much better battery and will also be decked up with a Kaby Lake processor.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 was earlier expected in June but that did not happen as Microsoft wanted to add better features to it.

According to The Bitbag, a May report had suggested that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 would be a gaming-oriented laptop that may come equipped with an AMD graphics processor “Polaris” or NVIDIA’s Pascal. The laptop is also believed to be sporting a Surface Pen, replacing the current AAAA battery-powered stylus.

The 512GB eMMC storage space and its 16GB RAM will surely provide the most-awesome experience to its users.

The previous Microsoft Surface Pro 4 came packed with a 12.3-inche touch screen display and a 2736×1824 resolution. It runs on Windows 10. It has a 128GB storage capacity, 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera and the Cortana Digital Assistant.

The Microsoft Surface 5 will come in three variants, m3-6Y30 (900 MHz up to 2.2 GHz), i5-6300U (2.4 up to 3.0 GHz) and i7-6650U (2.2 up to 3.4 GHz), backed by Intel Iris 540 graphics, Gig Jets had earlier reported.

As Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was released in October 2015, fans are expecting the highly-anticipated Microsoft Surface Pro 5 to this year in October. Tech Radar reported that the device’s pricing will be similar to that of its predecessor.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is likely to start at US$899 (AU$1,349) and will escalate as per the configuration and accessories one desire.

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