Microsoft Upcoming May 23rd Event Will Bring The Surface 5
Microsoft just held an education event where they announced the Surface laptop and Windows 10 S. While Microsoft is doubling down on the education market, a place where they’ve had huge success, they’re still focused on consumers. Microsoft announced another event for May 23rd. The Shanghai event will offer a few surprises and bring us the Surface 5. Microsoft says they’ll show the “world’s what’s next” during the event. What does that mean? We’ll have to wait and see until later this month.
The tweet that announced the event shows a landscape shot of Shanghai. Other events often show a piece of new hardware or a box to tease the upcoming device. Panos is the public face of the Surface line so if he’s heading out west we expect the see the Surface 5.
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 5, 2017
The Surface 5 won’t surprise many
The Surface 5 will succeed the Surface 4, which has iterated on the hybrid style for a couple of years now. With a tradition laptop out, the SurfaceBook may not get a refresh this year. If Microsoft otherwise sticks to the rumors the Surface 5 also won’t look much different than last years model. Some rumors have even pointed to Microsoft calling the device the “Surface Pro 4 Plus” instead of the Surface 5. A small change will include better battery life, an update to the processors and other hardware, plus improvements to the pen and keyboard.
We also have rumors around a Surface phone coming out this year. The phone is rumor and said to be an unconventional take on the phone. If we’re getting “what’s next,” we could see news around the Surface phone. At the same time, Microsoft hasn’t focused on the phone market in years so it doesn’t make sense for them to release a phone now.
Tell us your thoughts! What do you expect from the new Surface 5 or do you think they’ll keep the Surface 4 Pro name in some way?