September 22nd officially marks the first day of autumn and thus also the gadget season. As in previous years, Microsoft is getting involved with its upcoming Surface event, where the company is expected to announce a range of products during its livestream presentation on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT.
Microsoft has been building a lot of momentum lately with the impending introduction of Windows 11. And since the new operating system hits October 5th, it’s only natural to showcase it with new devices.
The reports and leaks seem to suggest that we may see 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 11th generation Intel processor, the 120 Hz display, and the switch to Thunderbolt ports. While less early information has surfaced with the Book and Go updates, the former have planned a major 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 dual-screen Surface Duo. The leaks for the Duo 2 started earlier in the summer and, in addition to some minor design tweaks, promised an internal improvement in the specifications and a new triple camera setup. The big questions surrounding the Duo 2 lie in the software and support, as the original duo’s stagnation – it still gets stuck on Android 10 when Android 12 hits the door – and slow sales have it in the clearing areas of many retailers landed.
Regardless of whether Microsoft actually proves its Android heads with the Duo 2 or brings surprises onto the market with its new flagships for Windows 11, we will be there live and keep you up to date when new products are announced.