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Microsoft could launch new budget Surface device on July 13

A partial document leak suggests that a new low-cost Surface device could launch as soon as this week.

We’ve heard multiple times of Microsoft plans to introduce a smaller and cheaper version of its Surface tablet during the second half of 2018. Recent document leak suggests that the Microsoft Store could be prepping to unveil the new Surface on July 13.

A portion of the document was posted on Reddit (via Techradar) during the weekend, and it reads “New Microsoft Hardware Display and Type Cover set on Friday, 7/13.” Although the document doesn’t show much details, and it’s difficult to proof its authenticity, there’s a chance that might see the new low-cost Surface tablet on Friday.

Surface tablet document leak
Surface tablet document leak — Reddit

The Surface tablet it’s said to be a 10-inch device with significant new design that uses rounded corners similar to the iPad, and it’s expected to have a price tag of $400.

In addition, this device is likely to include a USB-C port for connectivity and charging, 20 percent lighter than the current Surface Pro, and a battery life of 9.5-hours.

The rumor has it that smaller Surface will come in two models featuring a 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, both models will include the choice for LTE connectivity and the icon kickstand and powered by Intel processors instead of Qualcomm ARM chips.

Update July 9, 2018: According to a new mysterious Tweet from the official Surface account suggests that we could be hearing more details about the new device as early as July 10. 

The Tweet from the Surface account reads “Where will Surface go next?” with an image attached that shows the current lineup with a shadow of a possible fifth device on the right. Also, you’ll notice that in the Windows 10’s Lock screen that clearly reveals a specific time and date (6AM and July 10), which suggests that could be hearing more details about the new device as soon as tomorrow.

Update July 10, 2018: It’s called the Surface Go, costs $399, and it’s available for preorder now.