Microsoft may postpone the launch of the Surface Pro 5 from late 2016 to the spring of 2017. The Surface Pro 5 is set to succeed the Surface Pro 4 which is part of Microsoft's 2-in-1 detachable in the Surface series, designed and manufactured by the company.
According to reports from China, the hybrid tablet has been delayed as Microsoft is waiting for Intel to finish work on its next-gen 14nm Kaby Lake processors which it wants to incorporate the device.
The Kaby Lake processors meant for the tablets will be 7th gen processors which will be designed to draw lesser power and provide better battery life. Most significantly, the processors will run on a whopping 16GB of RAM, something that Microsoft wants to incorporate to stand out from the crowd. The software will of course include the latest version of Windows 10.
As for screen specifications, according to earlier speculation, the device could sport a 4K display. But latest reports hint that although one of the Surface Pro 5 might come with 4K display, it may come at a higher cost as opposed to base models which will not have the 4K display. The device will also be showcasing an Nvidia Pascal or AMD Polaris GPU for better viewing, artwork and gaming experience.
The device is also slated to come with a USB Type-C Port with a rechargeable Surface Pen and a micro SD card slot for storage expansion. Like many smartphones and some tablets, the Surface Pro 5 is rumoured to feature a fingerprint scanner.