Microsoft announces Surface event for September 22

Microsoft is holding a special Surface hardware event on September 22. The software maker has started sending out media invites for this fall hardware event, although it will only be online and not in person. We expect Microsoft to announce a successor to the Surface Duo and a new Surface laptop.

In July, leaked images of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo 2 device appeared online and we expect the official announcement of this Android-powered dual-display hardware on September 22. The leaked images suggest that the biggest change will be a triple camera system, complete with telephoto, ultra-wide and standard lenses. Rumor has it that the Surface Duo 2 will also include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G support and an NFC chip for contactless payments.

In addition to the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft would launch a successor to the Surface Book 3. Windows Central previously reported that Microsoft might not call it the Surface Book 4. Instead, it’s probably a Surface Laptop Pro or something similar. That’s because Microsoft is reportedly redesigning its high-end laptop to switch to a non-detachable 14-inch screen.

A Windows 11 launch on October 5 would also not be complete without an update to the Surface Pro lineup. Microsoft launched its revamped Surface Pro 7 Plus earlier this year, but it was only for businesses. We hope for a more refined Surface Pro design that takes advantage of the latest Windows 11 features. Microsoft’s teaser image even includes a Surface Pro.

The edge will be bringing all of Microsoft’s Surface news live on September 22, so stay tuned for the latest.