Certification submission describes salient features of the new device.
Interesting news out of South Korea arrived this week. The documents Microsoft submitted to gain that country’s certification for a new 4G LTE Surface Pro 8 have been leaked. These documents provide us with a peek at what the new Surface Pro will look like when it is launched later this year.
Leaked images of the prototype have already confirmed that it’s probably going to be a carbon copy of the original Surface Pro 7. In fact, it seems that the Surface Pro 8 will be using the same design cues from Surface Pro 7. That said, Microsoft is planning to update the internal hardware with a better processor and more memory options.
Specifically, there will be four different memory variants available, according to reports. Headlining the specifications is the Core i7 mode, with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Core i5 models are expected to ship with 8GB or 16GB of RAM and various storage options from 128GB upwards.
The return of LTE connectivity
Moreover, the South Korean documents confirm that an LTE version will be available, something that has not been a standard shipping feature since Surface Pro 2017.
It should also be noted that every model of the ARM-powered Surface Pro X ships with 4G LTE,. This is a logical feature addition, since the ARM architecture lends itself to the inclusion of a hardware modem much more easily the x86 architecture.
“If the certification is true, the rumoured Microsoft Surface Pro 8 LTE is now confirmed for the US, European and other markets. The new LTE option is only for those who need it, which means you can still buy the non-LTE variant. According to product listings, the LTE option will be limited to Core i5 and Core i7 models only.”
As we mentioned above, the Surface Pro 8 is expected in early 2021. Microsoft is also expected to announce the Surface Laptop 4 in this same time frame. It is thus highly probable tht both will be launched at the same tome.