Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets has become the flagship tablet experience for Windows 10. In 2016, Microsoft updated the Microsoft Surface Book with a faster processor, improved graphics chip, and bigger battery, but there was no update in Microsoft Surface Tablet line as there is no modification since Surface 4 in 2015.
It appears that Surface tablets get some updates in 2017. Digitimes found a Chinese-language Economic Daily Report that says Microsoft is planning to release the fifth version of the tablet in the first quarter of 2017.
Apart from the release date, there were some other interesting details in the report too. The newer Surface will have an Ultra High Definition (3840X2160) display giving the tablet much better screen with almost 34% increase in PPI. The Surface 5 may also have a magnetic charging stylus to ink and draw on the device.
Microsoft is also changing device manufacturer, Pegatron, the company behind a number of manufactured products such as iPhone, will now be handling Surface production.