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At Ignite last year, Microsoft first revealed the Surface Hub 2S. The 50.5-inch device features a 4K+ display, 4K cameras, integrated speakers, and far-field mic arrays. The Surface Hub 2S will run the current Hub software experience already available on the original Surface Hub devices.
The device, along with its Surface Pen, has today passed through the FCC.
It is the last element which gives away the identity of the device, as the official specs of the device also mention a “Doppler occupancy sensor.” A radar occupancy sensor is superior to an infrared occupancy sensor as it can measure breathing and even heartbeat, and is therefore not confused by inanimate objects.
Along with the Surface Hub 2S, a new Wireless Input Device was also cleared which features a cap, showing it is much bigger than the usual Surface Pen.
Microsoft will start shipping the new Surface Hub 2S to customers in the US in June this year. The Surface Hub 2S is powered by 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. A new 85-inch variant of Surface Hub 2S will be coming in 2020.
The Surface Hub 2S can run on battery when paired with the Steelcase Roam Mobile Stand and APC Charge Mobile Battery.
As announced already, the Surface Hub 2S customers will be able to upgrade to Surface Hub 2X experience using a processor cartridge accessory. The Surface Hub 2X processor cartridge will offer better hardware performance and also will enable new software experiences like screen rotation and others.
Surface Hub 2S 50-inch will be priced at $8,999.99. The 84-inch variant with Intel Core i7 will cost $19,999.
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