Microsoft Surface Phone updates: New patent for a Lumia upgrade approved?

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While it was initially dubbed as a "laptop killer", Microsoft has already released the Surface Book which meets the needs of those looking for a device for more complex computing tasks.

Unfortunately, the Surface Pro 5 has not been released in 2016 and the main reason why this didn't happen is because Microsoft has made a decision to wait for the release of Intel's Kaby Lake processors. The patent application showed what was speculated to be a pen slot, but MSPowerUser has set things straight and revealed that what was thought to be the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone is actually an old patent application by Microsoft which has only been recently approved.

In other words, Windows 10 equipped with ARM chips will come with significant improvements in performance. We expect that the company will announce details about the laptop next month. The site also claims that the tablet will have 16 GB of RAM and might have either Intel's Sky Lake of Kaby Lake processor. Additional rumors suggest that it is possible the Surface Book 2 would be able to support virtual reality systems. The low-end model will provide full 2K support and the high-end version will offer 4K support.

Gadget geeks have been waiting for news on the much-anticipated successor of the impressive Surface Pro 4. Reported on by Patently Apple, the alleged design for the Surface features a Surface Pen slot and a single port that looks like a USB Type-C port.

The latest Snapdragon chipset is said to feature Quick Charge 4.0 tech that allows four to five hours battery life in just five-minute charge while reaching up to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.

If rumors will prove to be right, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be released sometime in spring 2017. The Surface Pro 5 might start at $899, depending on specifications and bundled accessories.

Tech Radar has also listed some changes that they would like to see in the Surface Pro 5, such as battery life, one of the biggest letdowns of its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4.