Microsoft has sent out invites to its next Surface Event. The invite asks would-be attendees to 'save the date' of 2nd October in their calendars. Unfortunately, there is no hint about what will be revealed in New York in October but at the event last year we saw quite a lot of new hardware (Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones), so expectations are high for product launches.
It would be reasonable to expect some updates to the aforementioned core Surface line of products in New York. Microsoft could easily implement upgrades with Intel's 10th generation core processors - like the Comet Lake chips launched recently, and the Ice Lake chips announced a few weeks ago. One of its new portables might even be Project Athena experience verified.
Perhaps more interesting expectations for Surface Event news have come from various leaks and rumours over recent months. In June, HEXUS reported upon a report that said Microsoft would unveil a Surface Laptop with a 12nm AMD Picasso SoC, as well as a Surface Pro device featuring an Arm-based chip this autumn.
A more exciting possibility for the industry could be the introduction of a Surface device built upon Microsoft's Dual-screen Centaurus concepts. Leaks and rumours about this compact foldable device have been swirling around many months. It will certainly be a show-stopper if Microsoft can create a new pocket PC form factor and demonstrate why people will want to own one.