The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to be a mobile workhorse, hence the need for extended battery life.
Moreover, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will reportedly be a thin device with USB-C ports, and will be upgraded to a seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors, with a 4K display option. Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is supposed to come with a surface dial, cover keyboard and a stylus whereas Apple's iPad Pro 2 is expected to come with a smart keyboard and an Apple's Pencil, but the news is still a hearsay report. These speculations came as a result of the recent trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film, Alien: Covenant, where characters in the movie's teaser were shown using a very familiar-looking tablet device.
Instead, Microsoft has apparently turned to its great rival AMD to power a new version of the device.
While there's little we can offer in terms of guarantees, it's no secret that Surface Pro hardware reveals and major software releases have a clear history.
The Surface Book successor, the all new Microsoft Surface Book 2 has been rumored to be in the works.More news: Stock's Grabbing Investor's Attention: Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR), Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Consequently, speculation is rife that the trailer is teasing the upcoming Surface Pro 5 with AMD Ryzen under the hood.
The official release date for the Surface Pro 5 remains unknown at this point, though speculations are high that Microsoft would be announcing the powerful hybrid together with the next big update for Windows 10, the highly anticipated Creators Update.
As the fans wait impatiently about the Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date update, the company is not only keeping its launch information under tight wraps, but also its specs and price range.
The Surface Pro line is created to pack desktop-grade power in a portable device and each iteration has been better than the previous one. Rumors claim that the Surface Pro 5 will finally arrive this April, along with the Windows 10 Creator Update. Most importantly Surface Pro 5 can even be used as a PC due to the new feature of Continuum. Perhaps the most debated spec is whether the Surface Pro 5 will pack an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 chipset. As always in such cases, take all leaks, rumors, and reports with a grain of salt until the formal unveiling.