Leaked 85-inch Surface Hub 2S product images confirm specifications of 2020-bound interactive whiteboard
WalkingCat has revealed that Microsoft plans to release a new version of the Surface Hub. Microsoft released 55-inch and 84-inch versions of the Surface Hub five years ago, but it opted to only bring a 50-inch edition of the Surface Hub 2S to market last year. However, it did announce an 85-inch model last April, which may be the version that we are looking at here.
According to the two images, the device has an 85.6-inch Pixelsense display that operates at 4K. The display also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and is coated anti-glare glass. It is only a 60 Hz panel though, unlike the 120 Hz ones that Microsoft offered with the original Surface Hub. Additionally, the screen has 32 mm thick bezels, which appear to be uniform.
The device itself measures 1130 x 1960 x 85 mm and weighs 85 kg. Moreover, Microsoft has included VESA 600 x 600 mounting screens, which can be seen below. The device also has USB Type-A and Type-C ports, along with Source, Volume and Power buttons.
It is unclear if Microsoft will ever bring this version of the Surface Hub to market. The company postponed the Surface Hub 2X earlier this year, although Windows Central claimed that it would eventually ship with another variant of Windows Core OS, codenamed Santorini. Mary Jo Foley stated in February that Microsoft still planned to release the 85-inch version of the Surface Hub 2S in 2020, so there may still be hope for the project yet. As for a price, we expect Microsoft to launch the device for at least the cost of the 84-inch Surface Hub, which started at US$22,700.