Microsoft alerted influencers that it will hold its next Surface event, virtually, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
“Microsoft invites you to tune in for the Microsoft Fall 2021 Event webcast on September 22, 2021, where the company will talk about devices and Windows 11,” the invite explains.
Despite the invite, anyone will be able to view the event on the Microsoft Events website.
As to the actual announcements, we’ve seen several leaks for the Surface Duo 2, which should feature a more modern processor, a newer Android version, and a pronounced camera bump with improved photography functionality. And I’ve seen one rumor about a next-generation Surface Go with a reasonably decent Core i3 processor that should blow away previous models.
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that the image above, which came with the invite, is that of a Surface Pro, though it’s not clear if it’s an Intel- or Qualcomm-based device. Like many Surface Pro fans, I’d love to see Microsoft adopt the Pro X form factor in its more mainstream Pro offerings, so fingers crossed on that one.
Beyond that, virtually every Surface PC is in desperate need of an upgrade and, among other things, Microsoft is several years behind in providing Thunderbolt functionality across its lineup. (Since Thunderbolt became a must-have feature, the technology has moved from Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 4.) It’s unclear, however, if Surface will adopt that technology.