Some specs leak for the upcoming Surface Pro 7
Microsoft will hold its next Surface themed event on October 2nd and it only makes sense that this is when we could see the unveiling of the Surface Pro 7. In fact, it was on October 2nd of last year when the current version of Microsoft's premium tablet was introduced. A report out of Germany, published by Windowsarea.de (via MSPoweruser), gives us an idea of what to expect specs-wise from the next Surface Pro model.
Just like it did with the Surface Pro line last year, most of the changes made to the Surface Pro 7 will be internal although there could be thinner bezels and a slightly flatter design. The big news is that all of the new variants of the tablet will feature 4G LTE connectivity. And this will be the case even though some units might be powered by 10th generation Intel Core processors and others by ARM CPU cores courtesy of a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx. The latter is integrated with the Snapdragon X24 modem chip supporting download speeds of up to 2Gbps.
A patent that popped up for the accessory last November revealed a new process to manufacture the TypeCover; this would result in a thinner keyboard 20% lighter than the one found on the current TypeCovers. In addition, a trackpad for the keyboard could be integrated directly into the circuitry.Today's report notes that the DisplayPort will be replaced by a USB-C port, but since Surface Connect will remain onboard, the new port will not support the Thunderbolt 3 standard. And lastly, Microsoft might offer some new TypeCovers for the Surface Pro 7 sporting some different colors.
If there is no change to the screen size, the Surface Pro 7 will be equipped with a 12.3-inch display; we could see a bump to the current 45Wh battery that provides up to 9 hours of battery life for the device.