The launch of Microsoft’s long-rumoured Surface Pro 8 with LTE and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity could just be around the corner if a newly-public FCC filing is anything to go by. The FCC filing in the question is for LTE and Wi-Fi modules that will be used in the Surface Pro 8.
According to the FCC filing, Surface Pro 8 could use Quectel’s LTE-A Cat 12 M.2 module and users will be able to manage the connectivity directly via the Windows 10 Settings app. The manufacturer warranty information can be obtained using the Surface app, according to the FCC filing by Microsoft.
Another filing indicates that the Surface Pro 8 will provide Wi-Fi 6 courtesy of Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter, which is capable of delivering the latest Wi-Fi standard (commonly known as 802.11ax) as well as Bluetooth 5.
Built-in LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 integration should be enough to provide better wireless performance compared to the previous-gen Surface Pro.
As to the other alleged hardware specs, it’s expected that the device will ship with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. eBay listing for the Surface Pro 8 prototype revealed that the device will pack 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor with Xe Graphics, and RAM running at 4200MHz.
We’ve also heard that the Surface Pro will be offered with Intel Core i3, 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM instead of 4GB.
In terms of design, the 2-in-1 device is identical to the Surface Pro 7 and screen size or bezels are also completely unchanged.
Of course, whether or not any of this is true remains to be seen. More details of the next-gen Microsoft hardware could be unveiled later this month or early February via a blog post and YouTube teaser.
In addition to the Surface Pro 8, Microsoft is also planning to announce Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Duo 2 (Zeta) later this year.