We sadly reported that the rumored Surface Phone would probably not get to see daylight this year and its fans are entirely disappointed, although this was not something totally unexpected since every leak related to the device somehow hinted that the launch is not set in stone. On the other hand, the cheerful news is that new Surface devices are on their way to users for sure.
A new 10-inch Surface tablet got the green light
A while ago, various reports suggested that 10-inch Surface tablets will be released by the end of this year and now it seems that the new device has already been cleared by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The FCC documents were spotted by WinFuture, a German blog that mentions a portable computing device that doesn’t have a particular name yet and it’s only called Model 1824. The same documents also unveiled that the new device will be powered by a 24W charger one that’s similar to the charger that powers the Surface Pro 4. It’s also worth noting the fact that the 2017 Surface Pro uses a more powerful charger of 36W.
You can see the tweet for yourself below.
New Microsoft Surface hardware (tablet) incoming… FCC lists Model 1824, using a QC WiFi/BT module (= Intel based) and the 24W charger from the Pro 4. No clues apart from that, it seems: — Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 3, 2018
We don’t have any more details on the device apart from the ones mentioned in the German blog where you can see for yourself that it will pack an Intel CPU which will be coupled with a Qualcomm WiFi and Bluetooth module.
What’s really important is that the clearance coming from the FCC suggests that the upcoming tablet may be just around the corner so we can begin getting excited. Microsoft released the 10-inch Surface 3 three years ago, and we can’t wait to see what these new tablets will bring new and exciting to the table. If everything goes according to plan, it’s safe to say that we may get to test this new device by fall.
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