Microsoft has today announced that it will be holding a Surface hardware event in a few weeks time, on September 22 as a virtual event. Reports heading into the event include the debut of the Surface Duo 2, a new Surface Pro 8 and the new Surface Go 3. There’s also the possibility that Microsoft may debut a new Surface Book as well.
- The new Surface Duo 2 is also expected to have a slightly more modern design and thinner bezels. Under the hood, the device is reported to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and includes 5G support and an NFC chip for contactless payments.
- The possible specs for the Surface Go 3 are less known, but the device is expected to include an upgraded processor, possibly a Pentium Gold 6500Y or Pentium Gold 6500Y. The upgrade is known, since the device has appeared in Geekbench scores.
- The Surface Pro 8, the big brother of the Surface Go 3, is also expected to see processor upgrades. Microsoft is expected to ditch the entry-level 4 gigabytes of RAM in favor of 8GB. There’s also a slim chance that it may also provide 5G support.
Microsoft also announced that Windows 11 will start rolling out to users on October 5. All eligible Windows 10 PCs will get an upgrade to Windows 11, the next version of the Windows operating system.