According to reports, Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of the Surface Go tablet this year. This will be the first time the tablet will be built on ARM processors. The new device, codenamed Tanta, will come with a Snapdragon 7c chip as its standard processor. The shift to ARM technology is expected to result in a longer battery life, while maintaining similar performance levels.
The design of Surface Go 4 may change slightly from previous generations. But the overall dimensions will be the same as before.
It is also possible that Surface Go 4 with 5G support will appear on sale. But this model has not yet been confirmed. Versions with Intel processors will probably still be available for those customers who wish to stay on the x86 platform.
11-inch version of the Surface Pro
In addition, Microsoft is working on an 11-inch version of the Surface Pro, codenamed Luxor. Compared to the budget Surface Go line, these models will deliver much faster performance and come with a 120Hz display. Simply put, the company wants to release the Surface Pro in 11-inch and 13-inch versions, thus somewhat copying Apple's approach with the iPad Pro.
Microsoft is also currently working on enhancing the touch screen experience for Windows devices. This includes both Windows 11 and the upcoming version of Windows set to launch in 2024. Specifically, the company plans to make File Explorer more user-friendly for touch screens, enhance the lock screen and login features, and update the desktop interface.
While the release dates for the upcoming Surface Go and Surface Pro have not been officially announced, it is certain that they will not be available until at least fall of 2023. Microsoft may need to wait for Qualcomm to start shipping their new processors based on Nuvia developments before they can release the new generation of Surface Pro.
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