Surface Pro LTE delayed to 2018

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surface pro LTE release date

Microsoft’s line of Surface devices has been very popular, with more Surface gadgets eagerly awaited by savvy tech consumers. One of the latest Surface devices, the Surface Pro LTE, is slated for a December 1st release, but it would seem that fans need to wait a bit longer than that if they want to get their hands on a brand new Surface Pro.

More information at the Future Decoded keynote

Fans are expecting to hear some good news at the keynote held in London during the Future Decoded conference. However, the keynote’s not going to bring about the release of the new Surface Pro LTE.

Keynote speaker Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, will likely address the situation in one form or another to inform everyone about the delay.

The Microsoft Store gives away the delay

The Microsoft Store tipped the public off to the delay after Microsoft updated its product listings, which now feature the Surface model in question as a Spring 2018 release.

With consumers having to wait until Spring 2018 to get their hands on the new Pro LTE, Microsoft needs to make sure that the device is packed with goodies to make up for the delay.

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Surface Pro LTE specs

surface pro LTE release date

The device features a satisfying list of components that will no doubt bring a smile on the faces of those waiting for the Pro LTE to launch. Here’s a closer look of what’s inside the model which is coming in Spring 2018. There are actually two models which will be made available, with different specs so that everyone can get a Surface Pro that meets their needs.

  • The Surface Pro LTE comes with a Core i5 processing unit
  • There are a total of 8 GB of RAM inside the device
  • The local storage capacity is 256 GB, as given by the available SSD unit
  • The second model for the Surface Pro features the same Core i5 processor
  • The second model also comes with a total of 4 GB of RAM
  • In terms of available storage, the second Surface Pro model features 128 GB of SSD memory

The LTE model is designed after the Qualcomm X16 Gigabit Class LTE, which is known for its support for 450Mbps. The current Wi-Fi model’s battery life should be a pretty accurate indicator of what consumers can expect in terms of the battery from the new models.

The only thing left to do now is to wait and see whether Microsoft decides to uphold their original promise and release the device before the end of the year or delay the launch until Spring.

Microsoft claims its original plan is still on course for this year, so we’ll likely know more when December comes.


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