September 22 officially marks the first day of fall and with it gadget season. As in previous years, Microsoft is getting into the mix with its upcoming Surface event, where we expect the company to announce a slew of products during its livestream presentation on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.
Microsoft has been building a lot of momentum lately with the imminent launch of Windows 11. And with the new OS launching on October 5, it’s only natural to showcase it with new devices.
The reports and leaks seem to indicate that we may be seeing updates to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, Surface Book, Surface Go, and Surface Duo lines. Many details of the Surface Pro 8 have already been leaked, including the new Intel 11th generation processor, 120Hz display and switching to Thunderbolt ports. While less early information has surfaced about the Book and Go revamps, the former features a significant design overhaul, while the latter will most likely see changes inside.
In addition to Windows 11 devices, Microsoft is expected to announce a successor to the Surface Duo with two screens. The leaks for the Duo 2 began earlier in the summer, promising an internal specification bump and a new three-camera setup alongside some minor design tweaks. The big questions surrounding the Duo 2 are in software and support, as the stagnation of the original Duo — it’s still stuck on Android 10 when Android 12 is around the corner — and slow sales have landed it in the clearance sections of many retailers.
Regardless of whether Microsoft actually proves its Android chops with the Duo 2 or launches surprises with its new flagships for Windows 11, we’ll be watching live and keeping you updated here when new products are announced.