Microsoft is gearing up for its next launch sometime between September through November, where it will showcase a handful of devices, including the Surface Surface Pro 9, Surface Studio 3, and Surface Laptop 5.
Talking about the former, we have got some interesting updates, according to which it has been spotted on an extended FCC listing with the number C3K1997, although most of the listing is under confidentiality. The listing goes on to indicate that a Surface Pro 5G is in the making as well.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 spotted on FCC
According to the FCC listing with ID C3K1997, the device sports 850/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/1900 WCDMA/HSPA, Multi-band LTE, Multi-band 5G NR, 802.11b/g/n/ax WLAN, 802.11a/n/ac/ax UNII (5GHz), Bluetooth (1x, EDR, LE)”, it gives a hint that there’s a 5G Surface Pro in the making.
It further confirms the speculations around the next-gen 5G technology that will be roped in on a Surface device. It makes the Surface Pro 5G the first non-phone device from Microsoft to sport 5G technology.
Apart from that, the Surface Pro 9 uses Qualcomm’s Smart Transmit 3.0, improving uplink speeds and overall data transmissions via cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi antennas.
We have discovered that the upcoming Surface Pro 9 will arrive with Intel processors and Snapdragon chips. The Surface Pro 9 will likely be based on ARM architecture, which will be an alternative to Intel’s x86-based processors.
With two chipsets onboard, Surface Pro 9 won’t be the only model as Surface laptops have been a part of dual AMD and Intel processors class for a few years.
Moving on, we have a 128GB of storage at the minimum with options to choose from 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of storage, while the RAM onboard is either 8GB or 16GB for the WiFi and 5G models. However, as Windows Latest puts it, there’s a 32GB+1TB variant in the works too.
Cosmetically, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 9 will bring a thinner profile, rounded edges, a Surface Connect on the right and Type-C ports on the left. The display size is likely to remain the same.