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Microsoft certifies new Surface hardware with the FCC ahead of September 22 event

The C3K2010 could be any number of upcoming Surface devices due this month. (Image source: Microsoft)
The C3K2010 could be any number of upcoming Surface devices due this month. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has certified new Surface hardware with the FCC before its September 22 launch event. The company is expected to unveil everything from a new Surface Book to a new Surface Pro, along with a Surface Duo 2 for good measure.
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Windows Latest has discovered new Microsoft submissions on the FCC, ahead of the company's September 22 event. The trio are C3K1962, C3K1983 and C3K2010, which the FCC refers to as a 'Wireless Input Accessory Device', 'Wireless LAN Module' and a 'Portable Computing Device', respectively.

All Surface devices carry the same 'product purpose' though, whether they are a Surface Go, Surface Book, Surface Laptop or a Surface Pro. Microsoft's Surface System SKU references are not a help either. In short, they do not always follow a pattern. For example, Microsoft assigned 1960 and 1961 to the Surface Pro 7+ and the Surface Pro 7+ LTE, but 1796 for the Surface Pro 6. Likewise, 1958 and 1959 refer to 13-inch AMD variants of the Surface Laptop 4.

Additionally, Microsoft has not used '20xx' for a Surface System SKU yet; all products released last year have 19xx System SKUs. Hence, it is unclear what 2010 is at this stage. Unfortunately, the FCC's documentation does not provide any indications about what 2010 is, beyond it being a Microsoft Surface device. 

Ultimately, the FCC listings are a sign that Microsoft is preparing to release new hardware soon. So far, the company is expected to unveil up to five new Surface devices on September 22, including the Surface Book 4, Surface Duo 2 and Surface Pro 8. These listings all but confirm that Microsoft hopes to sell these soon too, rather than just showcasing them with no set release date, as was the case with the Surface Duo and the Surface Neo.

C3K1983 is the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module, which should feature in upcoming Surface hardware. (Image source: FCC via Windows Latest)
C3K1983 is the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module, which should feature in upcoming Surface hardware. (Image source: FCC via Windows Latest)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-09-14 (Update: 2021-09-14)