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Microsoft to hold May 23rd event regarding Surface line; is the Surface Pro 5 to be unveiled?

Microsoft to hold May 23rd event regarding Surface line; is the Surface Pro 5 to be unveiled?
A tweet sent Thursday by Surface chief Panos Panay suggests that Microsoft's Surface division will be holding an event in Shanghai on May 23rd. We could see the introduction of the Surface Pro 5 and/or the Surface Book 2. And whenever Surface is involved in the introduction of a brand new or updated device, there is always talk about the possible introduction of the mythical Surface Phone.

Just yesterday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that when Microsoft gets back into the handset business, the new models will break the mold, like the Surface line already does with tablets. And speaking about Surface tablets, a rumor we passed along to you last month indicated that there won't be too many changes with the Surface Pro 5. Windows source Paul Thurrott previously said that the new model will carry the Intel Kaby Lake processor. The latter is produced using the 14nm process, and as a result, it should give the tablet improved battery life while allowing it to run faster.

It has been 17 months since the release of the Surface Pro 4, which happens to be how long Microsoft waited to launch it following the release of the Surface Pro 3. So that means that the timing is finally right for the Surface Pro 5 to see the light of day. Again, the event will take place on May 23rd. Circle the date on your calendar and stay tuned!

source: @panos_panay via MobileSyrup

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