Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Set for a Fall 2017 Release?

REUTERS/Mike SegarA Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City in this July 28, 2015 file photo.

Much is being speculated about Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 5 device despite a lack of official release date announcements.

Previous rumors suggested that the upcoming hybrid device would be unveiled in March, but the month has come and gone and enthusiasts are now speculating that Microsoft will probably unveil the Surface Pro 5 this fall. A Microsoft employee, however, said that the device might launch later on 2018 or even 2019.

A report from LearnBonds also suggests that Microsoft might coincide the Surface Pro 5 announcement with the Windows 10 Creators Update, the company's upcoming major update which is slated to come in fall.

A TechRadar report, however, points to an April 11 release for the Creators Update and says that some Windows users might have already received the update. 

As for the features and specs of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, there are also a lot of speculations, but nothing is confirmed yet.

First up is the possibility that the device will carry the Kaby Lake Processor to enhance its battery life, which was the main issue of its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4.

A report from Express UK also speculated that the device might sport a dual display device, which was seen from a patent application filed by Microsoft in September 2016.

The dual display patent means that the device will have a regular screen, with the other one made out of electronic paper. The second screen might be used for controlling music and gaming controls.

Other speculations for the device include possible 4K video support, 16GB worth of RAM, and a 512GB internal storage. The price for the Surface Pro 5 is expected to be around $899 or higher.

The Surface Pro 5 is still designed and built with the same premise as the Surface Pro 4, a tablet that can also fully function as a laptop, making it a line of 2-in-1 hybrid devices from Microsoft.