Microsoft Surface Pro 5 And Surface Book 2 Release Delayed:Here's Why?

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Microsoft is still hard at work trying to come up with a good device to offer, according to multiple sources.

They did not talk about it during the entire Build 2016 event, and while a date of release has not been given to the Surface Phone, it can be expected that it will release early next year, and Microsoft is likely to drop a few hints moving forward this year. However, new rumors suggest that the rumored new model may not hit the shelves in 2016, but rather in 2017. It has been rumored to release since nearly a year now, and it looks like the wait is going to be a little longer, as the Surface Phone is now expected to release in March 2017.

While it shouldn't come as a big surprise that Microsoft is already working on the Surface Book 2, it is very unlikely for the company to take the wraps off the new model so soon and less than one year after the debut of the original model. According to Yibada, Microsoft wants to install Kaby Lake chip into upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

The 2017 Redstone update for Windows 10 will bring significant improvements to the operating system and Microsoft sees this as the ideal moment to introduce new hardware, including new versions of the Surface Book and the Surface Pro. Therefore, the model with a 512GB and running on an Intel Core i7 processor and with 16GB RAM is now priced $2,000.

Amidst of all these rumors and speculations about the two Microsoft products, the Redmond-based tech Company hasn't confirmed anything about the release of these devices. And the USB Type-C port will allow for faster data transfer speeds, and perhaps the ability to use a smaller secondary display. Redstone 2 is also delayed, and it indirectly postponed the launch date of Microsoft Surface Pro 5.