Microsoft is planning to hold its annual hardware launch event in late October. And the rumor mill is currently active and churning reports regarding the release of a new Surface-branded device codenamed ‘Cardinal’.
ZdNet reports that Microsoft will unveil the long rumored all-in-one Surface device running Windows 10 at the hardware launch event in New York City next month. The new device(s) could be positioned as a portable device that can help convert your desk into a design studio. This not only hints at new tablet/PC hardware, but also towards an innovative new approach towards the beautiful ‘Surface Pen’ introduced last year.
There is currently no confirmation of any rumors as Microsoft is keeping mum on the hardware innovations it will unveil at the fall event. Prior to this, several reports mentioning the development of alternative to new Surface Book, called Surface AIO have also surface on the interwebs. Windows Central has recently reported that Redmond might be testing three new display sizes: 21-inch, 24-inch, and 27-inch working at 4K resolution.
One cannot also deny the possibility of ‘Cardinal’ being the consumer-focused version of the Surface Hub. If it is, it may also pack in the Perceptive Pixel screen technology that was at the core of the previous Hub.
In addition to this, we’ve also got a taste of the upcoming Surface tablets from the most reliable source itself. Microsoft has recently posted a picture showing off the new hinge design of the upcoming Surface tablet/book. This fall is expected to be the most exciting time for Microsoft, who will rollout new hardware products, including some smartphones.
The internet has also been abuzz with some speculation of the release of three Surface flagship smartphones, leading to the unruly demise of the Lumia brand established by Nokia. It will be interesting to see how the company positions its Surface devices, as they’re premium and do not come cheap. Adding fuel to the fire, CEO Satya Nadella had recently also said during an interview,
We’ll bring business customers the best management, security and productivity experiences they need; value phone buyers the communications services they want; and Windows fans the flagship devices they’ll love.
So, hold onto your seats tight. Microsoft is getting ready to blow you away with its new hardware product range. The tech giant is also expected to drop two new updates codenamed ‘RedStone’ to the Windows 10 operating system. It has already started releasing preview builds for the Insider to lookout for bugs and try out exclusive new features.