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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 To Challenge 2016 Macbook Pro; Device To Support eSIM And Kaby Lake CPU [Video]

Rumors regarding Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 have been surprisingly few, but the latest update says that the eSIM technology will be used for this business device.

By Harsh Soni, EnStars on Dec 23, 2016 12:09 PM EST
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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 may have the eSIM technology and Intel's Kaby Lake Processor. (Photo : JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft is yet to release an official statement on the Surface Pro 5, but it is speculated that the successor to the highly praises Surface Pro 4 is expected to come with several new enhancements. Fresh news says that it may even be fitted with an eSIM, which might just change the landscape of the company's hardware altogether.

According to a report from Yahoo, the tech giant has partnered with Transatel to produce eSIMs, which will sell in Microsoft Stores. However, no hardware from this company currently supports this feature. As such, it is estimated that the upcoming Surface Pro 5 will carry the same.

The main news in this report is that the Microsoft has partnered with Transatel, a global mobile provider, to sell eSIM packages on the Microsoft Store. So now the curious facet of the story is that specific devices must support eSIM for these plans to be useful. Neither the Surface Pro 4 nor Surface Book features the hardware.

If this news will be proved to be true then the Surface Pro 5 will be so much better than its predecessor. The eSIM cards will allow a device to have its own internet connection, without having to depend on Wifi. Additionally, because eSIMs are universal, roaming charges will be minimized. This point is for the business professionals that might be the targeted audience of the device.

If you not so aware of how eSIM works, there are plenty of benefits it could have for mobile contracts. The purpose of eSIM is to standardize SIM cards in mobile devices based on hardware. In the long term, this unity will allow consumers more freedom and fewer obligations when choosing a data provider.

It is also estimated that the Surface Pro 5 will run on Windows 10 and will be powered by Intel's latest Kaby Lake processor that might provide a 19 percent performance bump. The Intel's Kaby Lake processor will also allow the hybrid device to support 4K video quality.

According to iTechPost, the battery life will be improved as well with USB-C type charging and the device is expected for release sometime in May 2017.

If we throw into the mix Intel's Kaby Lake processor, a 4K display, greater storage options, with higher RAM and a top-end graphics card from NVIDIA, then the powerful Surface Pro 5 will beat all other two-in-ones.

 

 

 

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