Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President for Surface Computing holds the new Microsoft Surface Book i7 laptop at a live event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, October 26, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Recent reports suggest that that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will have a gigantic 512GB internal storage. This is incredible for a portable device that is not a laptop. Microsoft has never cut back on performance when it comes to its device as the Surface Pro 4 is a prime example. It’s an amazing piece of technology that comes in a light and small package.

The heavily useful tablet, Surface Pro 4, has 16GB internal storage and can host an Intel i7 processor. Now, as per reports, Microsoft is looking to better its successor, the Surface Pro 5. Such a massive storage will most definitely attract a lot of buyers. But that’s not it. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will also have a much better battery performance.

The Surface Pen is also reportedly getting a big upgrade and instead of a replaceable battery, the device will be able to charge wirelessly via a magnetic dock. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could be getting the USB 3.0 protocol along with the Thunderbolt 3 interface. Microsoft is in talks to add the USB Type-C ports to the upcoming device.

Even though the Surface Pro 5 is unlikely to receive PixelSense Display upgrades, many believe a 4K resolution upgrade may be brought about by Kaby Lake native 4K video support. Instead, Microsoft may provide fingerprint scanning through the PixelSense Display, writes The Bitbag.

Believed to be released in Spring 2017, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may sport the much-awaited Intel Kaby Lake processor and run on Windows 10 Redstone 3 from Microsoft. The Surface Pro 5 will come with a hefty price tag. The Surface Pro 4 basic model sold for US$899 (AU$1,210). This price went up to US$2,000 (AU$2,700), depending on the configuration.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on Microsoft Surface Pro 5.