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Surface Pro X 2020 billed to launch in October with custom Microsoft SQ2 processor and 64-bit app support

Microsoft announced the Surface Pro X on October 2, 2019. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft announced the Surface Pro X on October 2, 2019. (Image source: Microsoft)
The Surface Pro X may be one of Microsoft's most stylish products to date, but it did not quite hit the heights as the regular Surface Pro series has. Nonetheless, Microsoft is planning to release a second-generation model, and it will allegedly arrive next month.

Microsoft is having another crack at the Surface Pro X, according to Windows Central. The first-generation device arrived just under a year ago, specifically on October 2 2019, so it is about time that Microsoft released a successor. According to Windows Central, Microsoft will unveil the new Surface Pro X alongside the budget Surface Laptop on which we reported last month.

The new Surface Pro X will retain the design of the current model but with one change. Windows Central claims that Microsoft will offer a platinum version of the Surface Pro X, probably alongside the black colour that the company currently sells. The website states that Microsoft plans to bring more Surface Pro X Type Covers to market too. Apparently, these will reflect the colours that Microsoft sells for the regular Surface Pro series.

Perhaps the most significant change for the next Surface Pro X will be the introduction of a new custom processor. In July, Windows Latest spotted a device called OEMSR OEMSR Product Name DV on Geekbench running a processor clocked at 3.15 GHz, albeit one called an Intel Pentium II/III.

Windows Central states that the next Surface Pro X will feature the Microsoft SQ2. The website does not know what changes Microsoft has made from the standard Snapdragon 8cx Gen2, but the Geekbench listing referred to the OEMSR OEMSR Product Name DV running Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit. Hence, 64-bit support could be on the way to the Surface Pro X. There is no word on 5G connectivity though, nor pricing.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-16 (Update: 2020-09-16)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.