IDC says that sales of 2-in-1 devices in New Zealand reached 80,000 units last year, up from 55,000 units in 2015, and partially responsible for the growth is Apple and its boost of no less than 650 percent year over year. With that being said, it's easy to see why everyone is highly expecting a new Surface Pro offering to be unveiled.
Aside from the Surface Pro 5's release date, little is known about the device itself, and how much it is going to cost.
Fortunately for us, there have been two major Surface Pro 5 leaks. The first one came directly from Microsoft's official French website.
There are a lot of similarities between this device and Microsoft's Surface book judging by the fact it features the same facial recognition software as well as Cortana and Windows Hello. The title was of course immediately changes to "win10-feature-surface-pro-4_image_5z", which might suggest that it could have been just a typo.
Judging by its incredible specs and sleek design, it will sure be a great choice in terms of hybrid devices and will give Microsoft a run for their money unless they come up with something better. These leaks are considered a hint that device is definitely on its way.
It added that the unavailability of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on online stores is an indication that a new flagship will be released soon. On the bright side, though, there internet is filled with rumors and speculations surrounding the highly anticipated hybrid device.
"Microsoft is facing increasing competition from the wide range of detachable models, running Windows operating system, on the market", Chayse Gorton, Mobile Device Market Analyst for IDC New Zealand, explained. Everyone believes that Microsoft made a decision to not launch the hybrid device during MWC so that other devices won't be able to steal a spotlight from it.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is one of the devices that has drawn interest from many people even before it is released. Without any doubt, this is the flawless opportunity to launch the device since the entire world will be focused on Microsoft during April. The description for their goal specifically mentions several Microsoft-built devices, including the Xbox console, the augmented reality HoloLens headset, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 5.