Leak/Rumor: Microsoft to launch Surface 3 and Surface Mini by December

surface_night_shotMicrosoft’s line of productivity tablet-laptop hybrids is about to get an update later this year, according to a recent tweet by TK News who are generally considered a credible source for leaks.

According to TK’s sources, Microsoft will launch Surface 3 and Surface Mini before the holiday season. Surface 3 will be the more affordable counterpart to the somewhat pricy Surface Pro 3 released this May. We expect this device to be thinner, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor Surface 2. The new tablet is also expected to come with the Surface Pen and the multi stage kickstand.

The company is also set to release a “limited supply” of Surface Mini devices – likely to clear stock that was initially built up for the May release alongside Surface Pro 3, but this plan was scrapped last minute by Satya Nadella and Stephen Elop who, according to many reports, did not feel confident launching the Mini at that time. Surface Mini is expected to be 8 inches and also come with the Surface Pen as it was dubbed the “note-taking device” earlier this year when it was first rumored online.

This is certainly exciting news for the Surface as the new Pro 3 has gained a lot of traction in the market and adding these new options for consumers will help Microsoft take some of the market share in this segment of devices.

Source: TK News

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