Microsoft To Launch New Surface Line Laptops and more On September 22

SOURCE: MICROSOFT (TWITTER)

On September 22, Microsoft is planning to hold its next Surface event at which it might announce updates to its Surface line of computers and tablets. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event will take place online. The company teased a profile image of a thin Surface tablet device as part of its announcement. Live streaming of Microsoft’s event will be available on its website starting at 8 AM PST (8:30 PM IST). 

Microsoft’s announcement comes amid a busy month of September that includes the launches of the Apple iPhone 13, the Google Pixel 6 series, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and others. According to Microsoft, Windows 11 is going to be available starting October 5.

Surface Duo 2 Features: What to expect

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The next-generation dual-screen Surface Duo 2 is expected to be unveiled at the event and a new Surface laptop. The company will also discuss Windows 11 alongside its devices. Along with the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft will likely launch a successor to its Surface Book 3 laptop.

The next-gen Surface Duo device is expected to fill the shoes of its Android-powered, dual-screen predecessor. Although we don’t know much about the Surface Duo 2 just yet, a few photos of the device leaked online earlier this year. They suggest that a major camera upgrade is on the cards for Microsoft’s foldable Android phone.

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The Surface Duo 2 is expected to pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Moreover, there will be support for 5G networks and NFC support for contactless payments onboard.

The device is expected to feature a triple camera setup on the outside, unlike the original Surface Duo with no cameras on the outside. It is expected to include a standard wide-angle lens, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a telephoto lens. Furthermore, the company has reportedly moved the fingerprint sensor to the power button and centered the USB-C port at the bottom, as per leaked images.

Surface Laptop Pro Features: What to expect

According to a report from Windows Central, the Surface Book device, even though it will be the successor to the Surface Book 3 launched in 2020, might be called the Surface Laptop Pro. According to the report, a patent design of the upcoming Surface laptop shows it will come with a Surface Studio-style design. This is also the first Microsoft device to ship with Windows 11 preinstalled.

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Screen-wise, the Surface Laptop Pro is expected to feature a 14-inch screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. There has been no word on the processor yet, but it is expected to include an Nvidia RTX graphics card.

For more information on the above products, you will need to wait until September 22. Nevertheless, there’s a chance that the rumor mill will share more information about Microsoft Surface devices before the launch. Watch this space.

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