Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs rumors: Device to be unveiled on May 2?

(Microsoft)A promotional image for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Details on Microsoft's follow-up to the Surface Pro 4 still remain unconfirmed, although rumors pertaining to its release date and tech specs continue to circulate online.

According to a report from Trusted Reviews, the launching of the Surface Pro 5 has not been confirmed yet, but observers believe that the newest iteration of the ultrathin tablet and laptop may possibly be unveiled during the tech giant's scheduled press event on May 2. Moreover, the 2-in-1 device of Microsoft will likely feature a 4K display, as well as the new Kaby Lake processors from Intel, which were announced late last year.

In addition, the report also noted that listings for the Surface Pro 3 in the U.S. store had already been taken down, while the product is already listed "out of stock" in the U.K., which could signal that Microsoft is slowly making room for the arrival of the latest edition of the Surface Pro.

Apart from the new processors, observers also feel that the changes will not be that much, according to a report from The Christian Post. Elements and features of the Surface Pro 4, like the Surface connector, will likely be retained, said trusted Microsoft tipster Paul Thurrott in a tweet while noting that the changes will not be "dramatic."

Meanwhile, a report from Korea Portal confirmed that Microsoft had already secured the green light from Chinese Compulsory Certificate (CCC) and will likely be anchored on the Windows 10 cloud. The CCC is a safety mark that sets product standards and other rules and regulations, and products outside of China need to obtain it before it can be sold to the Asian country.

Earlier this month, Microsoft sent out invites to the press in cryptic fashion, with a subtitle saying "'Learn what's next' caption and '#MicrosoftEDU.'" Moreover, the company is also scheduled to hold a major event prior to their Build Conference, which will also take place in May.