Microsoft is yet to launch Surface Pro 5, but there are reports on the web about the rumors related to the device’s release date, specs, price, and features. The most recent news suggests that the upcoming Surface Pro 5 will bear same qualities with the recently released Asus Transformer 3 Pro. Since Microsoft has not yet announced the specs of Surface Pro 5, consumers are confused whether to wait until October to decide between Surface and Transformer Pro 5.

Design

On the design front, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will inherit the same qualities and appearance as its previous counterpart. There are rumors that the device will flaunt a tablet body with an optional keyboard, which can be detached from the device. According to unconfirmed reports, the keyboard will be bundled with the keyboard.

On the specifications front, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to feature a high-resolution IPS Corning Gorilla Glass protected display with a resolution of 2736 x 1824. Even though the default Surface Pro 5 will include the same display size as the Pro 4, Microsoft is also planning to launch a bigger display variant with an advanced 4K Ultra HD screen with a 3840 x 2160 display resolution, most probably on a 14-inch display.

Surface Pro 5 will have 4K Display

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According to rumors spreading on the web, the upcoming flagship will be released with a bigger display than the currently available Surface Pro 4.

The Surface Pro 5, meanwhile, will be powered by an Intel Core M processor, up to 16GB RAM, up to 512GB eMMC storage space, accompanied by a high capacity rear camera, most likely 16MP.

There are unconfirmed reports that Microsoft could delay the launch of the Surface Pro 5 to wait for the upcoming next-generation AMD graphics processor codenamed Polaris, or NVIDIA’s Pascal. If the reports turn out to be true, then you can expect a dedicated graphics chip with the Surface Pro 5.

Surface Pro 5 Specs: 16GB RAM, Intel Core Kaby Lake CPU, NVIDIA GPU?

Based on reports, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 will make use of the Intel Kaby Lake to improve the device’s overall performance, since the new processor will take advantage of all the capabilities of Windows 10.

In all probability, Microsoft will launch Surface Pro 5 in October. Hence, you can expect to work with the device after the launch of new iPads and MacBooks.

As of this writing, we don’t have correct information about the availability and price of Surface Pro 5. We expect Microsoft to release of both the standard and premium variants with a price higher than the currently available Surface Pro 4. Therefore, expect it to set you back around $800 for the baseline model.