Surface Go 2 with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity hits the FCC amid rumours of an April online launch alongside the Surface Book 3
While multiple retailers have seemingly confirmed the existence of new Surface accessories, the FCC is on hand to expand our understanding of what Microsoft has planned for the Surface Go 2. Thought to come in Intel Core m3-8100Y and Pentium Gold 4425Y variants, the FCC has confirmed several aspects of the upcoming 2-in-1.
Firstly, the Surface Go 2 will support IEEE 802.11ax. Perhaps better known by its marketing name Wi-Fi 6, this would bring the Surface Go into line with the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7. Incidentally, it means that the Surface Go 2 will offer faster Wi-Fi connectivity than the Surface Pro X.
Secondly, the Surface Go 2 will feature an LTE variant. Specifically, this will support WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE FDD and LTE TDD. Assigned the model name C3K1927, the FCC also lists its HW version as EV2, matching 3DMark listings on which reported in January. Hence, the EV2 will have a Core m3-8100Y onboard. Subsequent 3DMark listings have demonstrated that Microsoft will probably offer a Pentium Gold 4425Y-powered Surface Go 2, too.
Separately, Caschys Blog is reporting that Microsoft will unveil the Surface Book 3 by the end of this month. Apparently rescheduled as an online-only event, it has been said that Microsoft will dovetail a Surface Book 3 announcement with the release of the Surface Go 2. Caschys Blog seems to be relying on an assertion made by WinFuture, though. Hence, this could be a slight variation on the tentative spring announcement date on which we have previously reported.