Microsoft FCC filing hints at Surface Pro 8 with LTE and Intel Wi-Fi 6

Surface Pro 8 FCC

The launch of Microsoft’s long-rumoured Surface Pro 8 with LTE
and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity could just be around the corner if a
newly-public FCC filing is anything to go by. The FCC
filing in the question is for LTE and Wi-Fi modules that will
be used in the Surface Pro 8.

According to the FCC filing,
Surface Pro 8 could use Quectel’s LTE-A Cat 12 M.2 module and
users will be able to manage the connectivity directly via the
Windows 10 Settings app. The manufacturer warranty information
can be obtained using the Surface app, according to the FCC
filing by Microsoft.

Another filing indicates that the
Surface Pro 8 will provide Wi-Fi 6 courtesy of Intel’s
Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter, which is capable of delivering the
latest Wi-Fi standard (commonly known as 802.11ax) as well as
Bluetooth 5.

FCC filing
Image Courtesy: FCC / Microsoft

Built-in LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 integration should be
enough to provide better wireless performance compared to the
previous-gen Surface Pro.

As to the other alleged hardware specs, it’s expected that the
device will ship with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
eBay listing for the Surface Pro 8 prototype revealed that the
device will pack 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor with Xe
Graphics, and RAM running at 4200MHz.

Surface Pro 8 front
Alleged prototype

We’ve also heard that the Surface Pro will be offered with
Intel Core i3, 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM option too.

In terms of design, the 2-in-1 device is identical to the
Surface Pro 7 and screen size or bezels are also completely
unchanged.

Of course, whether or not any of this is true remains to be
seen. More details of the next-gen Microsoft hardware could be
unveiled later this month or early February via a blog post and
YouTube teaser.

In addition to the Surface Pro 8, Microsoft is also planning to
announce Surface Laptop 4 and
Surface Duo 2 (Zeta) later this year.

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