There were few reports in the past that indicated Microsoft is planning to release a smaller version of Surface tablet this year. At Surface event held few days back, Microsoft only announced Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. Microsoft is expected to announce 8-inch version of Surface later this year which will also start shipping before end of this year. The device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 4G/LTE option, Windows RT 8.1 and more.
Today CNET reported some more information on it,
- The device is expected to have a 7.5-inch display.
- it’s an RT tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 1,400×1,050 resolution display.
- could be 3G/4G capability
- There is no firm release date, but DisplaySearch previously told CNET that mass production is expected in the first quarter of next year. It’s not clear if production-schedule plans have changed since that initial report.
- Price less than $449
Even though there are some information which contradicts from the previous leaks, this new reports once again confirms that Microsoft is working on a smaller version of their tablet.