Every thing we’ve been anticipating Microsoft to point out off at its Floor occasion on Wednesday appears to be like much more more likely to seem. A handful of leaks out in the present day point out that the Home windows-based Floor Professional X and Floor Professional Eight are on the horizon, as is Microsoft’s Android flagship, the Floor Duo 2.
Microsoft’s ultra-portable pill, the Floor Professional X, was lately cleared by the FCC and handed Energy Star certifications. In accordance with its spec sheet, the Home windows pill has a Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ2 processor, the identical customized chip featured within the final Floor Professional X, and 16GB of RAM. Sadly, there aren’t any particulars on the Floor Professional X’s design or whether or not the show may have a 120Hz refresh fee, as has been rumored.
The Floor Professional 8, the subsequent technology of Microsoft’s unique Floor lineup, will reportedly have a 13-inch show with a 120Hz refresh fee. A famous leaker tweeted an obvious retail itemizing of the system, which is proven with slim bezels on the left and journey aspect of the display and two Thunderbolts ports. The tweet thread additionally factors to an 11th-generation Intel processor within the Floor Professional 8, together with replaceable SSD bays, which is already in use with the present Floor Professional X, Floor Laptop computer 4, and the Floor Professional 7 plus. From the leaked commercial, the Floor Professional Eight will likely be $800.
Then there’s the Floor Duo 2, which was additionally cleared by the FCC just a few days in the past. The paperwork verify there’s 4G and 5G connectivity, NFC for contactless funds, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, and “wi-fi energy switch.” Nonetheless, the charging mechanism is more likely to be proprietary for the Floor Pen. It’s nonetheless categorized as a transportable handset, although it mentions a “flip and flat” capability, doubtless referencing the Duo 2’s pill mode.
From the mere point out of NFC, it seems like Microsoft listened to the complaints that folk had with the primary Floor Duo. That ought to make for an thrilling occasion in the event you’ve been holding out for that second-generation try. We’ll be masking all of the bulletins from Microsoft’s Floor occasion on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The enjoyable kicks off at Eight a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET.