Leaks on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 have been hitting the internet now and then. For the unfamiliar, the Surface Pro series from Microsoft is a 2-in-1 range of Windows 10-powered tablet. The device features a stylus, a robust display, and powerful processor. The next-gen variant of the device is in the cards, and countless rumors and speculations regarding the overall specs of the upcoming tablet have emerged online. Here's a look at some of the alleged features of the upcoming device.


According to rumors, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 is expected to flaunt a 4K UHD display.

Rumors suggest that the tablet may sport a resolution of either 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (16:9), or 3,840 x 2,560 pixels (3:2). According to publication Trusted Reviews, the 3:2 aspect ratio is likely since Microsoft has been using this resolution with its Surface Pro 3.

Processor and storage

The upcoming Microsoft 2-in-1 is expected to come with the new Kaby Lake processor. Its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4, was powered by a Sky Lake processor. Based on reports, one version of the tablet is expected to boast the Ryzen 7 chip from AMD. The Microsoft tablet is also supposed to be offered in different RAM and storage options.

Surface Pen

One of the unique features of the Surface Pro series is the Surface Pen support.

The Surface Pen is a “pressure sensitive stylus" and was introduced in 2012. However, the stylus for the next-gen tablet is expected to feature a top-mounted eraser and a magic button. Rumors suggest that the latest stylus may also feature different levels of pressure sensitivity for the pen, which could mean even better functionality.

Battery life

The next-generation Surface Pro 5 is expected to house the same battery it deployed in the 2015 model. However, the speculated 4K display may cause the battery to drain much more quickly. One can only hope that the speculation is incorrect and Microsoft enhances battery of the device.

When will it release?

Speculations regarding the price of the upcoming Microsoft tablet have pointed to a not-so-expensive device.

The upcoming tablet may be priced between $850 to $1,300 per rumors. The pricing will depend on the storage and RAM, as well as the screen size of the device. Microsoft has a press event slated for May 2. It is expected that the company may unveil the Surface Pro 5 at this event. Whether the device will find favor with consumers and challenge the iPad remains to be seen.