Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date To Be In 2017

Surface Book 2 Release Date Design Issues Push Roll Out To 2017

Microsoft has not confirmed the launch date or any details of the fifth-generation Surface Pro tablet.

The late 2017 rollout for the next-generation Surface mobile devices is also in line with an earlier report by ZDNet that both the Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 launch could be moved next year as Microsoft would want the products to run on Kaby Lake platform instead of Skylake.

When it comes to the Surface Pro 4, it's equipped with the Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, Intel Core i5 or the Intel Core m3.

What stands out among rumors is the Surface Book 2 offering a 4K display. According to Trusted Reviews, the battery life of the Surface Pro 4 drops significantly with demanding tasks like streaming videos on Netflix as compared to other Android tablets.

With that in mind, the best-seller Surface Pro 3 turns two years old tomorrow, May 20, so which device is worth buying at the moment?

If the MacBook Pro is to hold any advantage against the Microsoft Surface Book, it wouldn't be for long if rumors of the latter's June release also prove true. The aforementioned release months present possibility, but no guarantee, that they would happen this year since the Surface Pro 3 was announced in May 2014 and was released in June of the same year while the Surface Pro 4 was announced in October 2015 and was released in the same month of the year. If recent reports are to be believed, Microsoft is apparently interested in Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake CPU.

Along with the stylus called the Surface Pen, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also set to feature a bigger battery, which indicates more than the nine hours usage time of the Surface Pro 4. However, the Microsoft tablet was plagued with battery management issues, which the company addressed in an update in February this year.

All in all, despite the specs and features not being remarkably improved, the price gap is not that preposterous too. However, rumors point that the Surface Pen for the Surface Pro 5 will have a rechargeable battery.

One of the drawbacks of Surface Pro 4 is the performance of its battery. For the Surface 4, we expect Microsoft to jump to a Core M or even a Core i processor - there's a good chance you'll be able to choose between those chips.

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