Microsoft is gearing up to launch a new Surface Pro 8 model next week, and a leak seems to reveal what to expect.
The Shadow_Leak Twitter account posted a picture of the device from what appeared to be a retail listing.
The account claims that the device features a new 13-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, narrow bezels on both sides, and two Thunderbolt ports.
Reports earlier this month state that the device lacks USB-A ports, which are being replaced by USB-C and Thunderbolt ports.
This is the first time Microsoft has supported Thunderbolt on any Surface device, following security concerns, paving a new avenue for gaming via external GPUs, among many other use cases.
The information also mentioned that Microsoft is testing screens with a refresh rate of 120Hz for the Surface Po series. The leaked image and specs are consistent with the information released in precedence.
The leak also reveals that Microsoft is moving to removable SSDs via the device. This matches the Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Pro X and makes it easier for businesses to swap drives.
Microsoft will hold a Surface event on Wednesday
Surface Pro is the flagship Surface device and it is in circulation since the launch of Windows 8 in 2012.
The new device is not expected to undergo major changes to the design, because the company has made it clear to companies that it is maintaining port connectivity and the design general hardware to keep it compatible with platforms and accessories.
The company supplies the new device with Intel’s latest 11th-generation chipset. Runs on Windows 11 operating system.
Microsoft will hold a Surface Hardware event on September 22nd. The company is expected to announce the new Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, Surface Book 4, the updated Surface Pro X, and the successor to the Android-based Surface Duo.
The invitations of the media at the hardware event they say: the company is talking about hardware and Windows 11. The Surface Duo is also expected to include a triple camera system with ultra-wide lenses, telephoto lenses and standard.
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