Microsoft May 23 Surface event, Shanghai, China

Microsoft to announce new ‘Surface Pro’ on May 23 during Shanghai event

Microsoft will be officially announcing its new Surface Pro and Type Covers during Shanghai even — Here are the event details.

Microsoft is holding yet another hardware event on May 23, only weeks after introducing its new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S. The new event will be happening in Shanghai, China, and during the event the company is expected announce the new “Surface Pro”.

However, it’s not much of a secret anymore, since a number of images leaked onto the web revealing the new “Surface Pro” — it will not be called Surface Pro 5 –, but of course, during Shanghai event we’ll hear more details, such as tech specs, pricing, and release date.

Surface Pro 2017 (front)
Surface Pro 2017 (front)

Ahead of the “show the world what’s next” event, Microsoft’s Vice President of Devices, Panos Panay, also posted on Instagram an image hinting the new Type Cover for the Surface Pro. The new Type Cover isn’t shown fully in the image, but it appears that there will be four different colors in Alcantara fabric, similar to the keyboard for the new Surface Laptop.

Surface Pro Type Cover teaser
Surface Pro Type Cover teaser

Microsoft’s next Surface event will be happening in China on May 23, and the company has confirmed that it’ll start at 4:00 AM PST and 7:00 AM EST. However, it appears that the company won’t be offering an stream to watch the event live.

Update May 23, 2017: Although Microsoft is not streaming the Surface event live, you can still watch the event (in Chinese) at bilibili

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