Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Latest News & Update: Microsoft Laptop Release Delayed To Make Way For Surface Phone In 2017

By Daniel Flores , Updated Dec 16, 2016 10:29 AM EST

Microsoft is one of the most anticipated brands in the tech industry and when the tech giant released Surface labeled laptops, it helped Microsoft reach an even higher feat. Recently, Microsoft had many contributions in the industry and with the year nearly ending, some of the company's enthusiasts have been wondering why the tech giant hasn't released the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 yet.

Why Microsoft Surface Pro 5 hasn't been released yet

According to reports, Microsoft cancelled the release of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 on October to make way for another flagship: Surface Studio and Studio Book i7. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release cancellation was also decided to avoid stealing the spotlight of the said devices.

Moreover, the Microsoft Surface Phone is also slated to be unveiled in 2017 and looks like the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release will be pushed back once again. Microsoft is looking to dominate the smartphone industry with the Surface Phone as the said handheld will feature the Continuum that allows its users to transform the flagship into a personal computer.

Meanwhile, recent speculations points out that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be released next year in one of the tech events Microsoft has been a part of, namely the Consumer Electronics Show and the Mobile World Congress. There is also a possibility that Microsoft will debut the Surface Pro 5 on the Microsoft Build Conference, where the company is geared to release the new OS in the said event.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is speculated to be a 2-in-1 device that is both a tablet and a laptop with a 4K display screen and USB ports. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also rumored to be powered by the Kaby Lake processor and features a fully improvised Surface Pen. 

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