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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 coming at special event in mid-May?

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Microsoft’s Build 2015 press conference may have come and gone without an appearance from the long-awaited Surface Pro 4, but we may not have to wait too long for the flagship hybrid.

Rather than lose it within the shuffle of a software based event, Microsoft plans to give the Surface Pro 4 centre stage at its own specially-convened event, according to one report on Thursday.

SlashGear has received word from an anonymous source claiming Microsoft plans to reveal the device in mid-May.

This would tie in with the launch of the current Surface Pro 3 on May 20 last year, the report points out.

Read more: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 release date, specs, rumours, news and price

The new laptop/tablet was a somewhat surprise omission from the proceedings during day one of Build on Thursday, especially given a considerably detailed spec leak that arrived in the run up to proceedings.

Chinese site 36KR claimed the device will be ‘significantly thinner’ than the incumbent and will feature a fanless design like the recently announced Surface 3. The report claimed it’ll have a 12-inch 2160 x 1440 display with the Intel Core i-series Broadwell processors on board.

Microsoft also chose not to deliver any new Windows smartphones devices during Build, but those devices aren’t expected until Windows 10 arrives this summer.

The company said yesterday it is hoping get 1 billion devices on Windows 10 within two years.

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