Confirmed Launch on 2017; Intel Kaby Lake Processor Caused Delay?

Tune in for more Microsoft Surface phone news and rumors, particularly on the release date and specs, which will be published here when they become available ahead of the release date, which is expected in the spring of 2017. As a matter of fact, one update that promised to fix the Surface Pro 3 battery life issues made things worse, but those problems are in the past now.

Microsoft has now sent out a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 which addresses this issue once and for all. The upcoming hybrid seems to rock the hybrid portable enterprise device market next year.

According to the notorious tipster, Evan Blass, the new Microsoft Surface phone will be "powered by a laptop-class Intel processor, would this have blown your mind?"

Consequently, the Redmondian Company, would likely to show off and reveal this Microsoft Surface Pro 5 the best time possible, before suddenly the company was able to find out it was not feasible due to the delay of the Intel's Kaby Lake processor. The same report claimed that the high-end device could also possibly be installed with an Intel Atom X3 chipset, while the others will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830. The Surface Pro 5 will also have the latest USB-C incorporated into the device.

Microsoft has now taken care of the second Surface Pro 3 battery issue through a firmware update.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro of Apple Inc. were two of the most awaited tablets that were released in 2015. According to a report from Apple Insider, with the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and the stoppage of use for the 11-inch MacBook Air, Apple is highlighting the usage of the much more affordable laptops instead of its premium ones.

"System Firmware Update - 11/7/2016" is now being rolled out by Microsoft for the Surface Pro 3. The 4K UHD model will come with a steep price tag of $1,599 if rumors proved to be true.

  • Carolyn Briggs