Invites are already out Microsoft‘s upcoming Surface event where it will launch its new Surface laptops and possibly, smartphones. The company will unveil the next-gen dual-screen Surface Duo and a new Surface laptop at the event. However, the official invite sent out by Microsoft also mentions that the company will talk about Windows 11 along with the devices.
The company also shared a tweet to announce the upcoming Surface event. The hardware event is set for September 22 and will see the announcement of the successor of the Surface Duo that Microsoft launched last year. Moreover, the company is expected to unveil a successor of the Surface Book 3. Below is the tweet by Microsoft.
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) September 1, 2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 and Surface Laptop Pro Launching on September 22
The teaser image for the event on Microsoft’s website shows a silhouette of a computer that looks like the Surface Pro 7. The device has a kickstand and a keyboard that appears to be detachable. Microsoft already launched a Surface Pro computer earlier this year, however, the Surface Pro 7 Plus was specifically made for businesses and schools. So there is a chance this new Surface Pro may be the true successor to the Surface Pro 7 which is expected to launch as the Surface Pro 8.
Microsoft is also expected to announce a high-end laptop that may arrive as the Surface Book 4 or Surface Laptop Pro or even Surface Laptop Studio according to Windows Central. Unlike previous models of the Surface Book, this one may not have a detachable display that allows it to double as a tablet. All of the new computers should run the new Windows 11 out of the box.
Speaking about the announcement of the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft’s second-gen dual-display device. A Geekbench listing revealed last week that the new dual-screen phone will have a Snapdragon 888 processor powering it. This should bring a significant upgrade in performance compared to the Snapdragon 855 chip inside the first-gen model. It has also been reported that it will get an improved launcher.
Other details revealed by the benchmark site are the operating system and the RAM. Microsoft will ship it with Android 11 and it will have 8GB of RAM. We don’t know if there will be other configurations available but it is nice to know that there is more RAM this year.
The Surface launch event is slated to begin at 11 AM ET.