- Microsoft is expected to host a Surface press event on September 22nd.
- The Surface Go 3 tablet is said to be presented at the event.
- While leaks suggest it is possible, there is no word that the Surface Duo 2 will show up.
Update: September 3, 2021 (7:45 a.m. ET): Microsoft may not showcase any new phones at its Surface press event later this month, according to a new report. WinFuture, the company will bring an updated Surface Go 3 with a similar design to its predecessor, but with updated Intel Amber Lake CPUs. However, despite the abundance of leaks, there is no evidence that the Surface Duo 2 will be revealed at the event either.
Original article: Sept. 1, 2021 (12:30 p.m. ET): Microsoft looks like there will be a jam-packed Surface press event three weeks from today. The company just announced that it will hold an online event on Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:00 AM ET.
In addition to the Duo 2, several Windows-based hardware devices are expected to be presented at the Surface press event. Based on Microsoft’s own teaser image for the event, one of them could be the Surface Pro 8 tablet. Windows Central adds that we also saw a new Surface Pro X tablet, a new Surface-branded convertible notebook, and a Surface Go 3 budget laptop at the event.
The event takes place less than two weeks before Microsoft officially launches Windows 11, the next major version of its Windows PC operating system. Microsoft has been promoting the operating system’s support for running Android apps through the Amazon App Store, but this week the company admitted that support would not be available at launch. Users can try it out through the Windows Insider Program sometime in the coming months.