Last month, we reported that the Surface Pro LTE device will be available for order from December 1st. Microsoft hardware chief Panos Panay will be delivering a keynote at the Future Decoded conference in London later this month, it was widely expected that Microsoft will officially launch the Surface Pro LTE device at this event.
Over the weekend, we reported about a Microsoft Store listing that stated Surface Pro LTE model will be available only in Spring 2018. In response to our query, Microsoft has now confirmed that Surface Pro with LTE will be available later this year as previously promised. And they will share more information regarding launch time frame and market availability in the coming months.
Surface Pro LTE will be available in two different models, one with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the other one with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD. During a session at Ignite conference, Surface engineering team revealed more details about this upcoming LTE version of Surface Pro. The LTE version of Surface Pro will be based on Qualcomm X16 Gigabit Class LTE modem supporting up to 450 mbps and will offer almost same battery life as the current WiFi model.