New Surface Laptop Passes Through Bluetooth Certification
A new Surface Laptop model could be coming soon. Four different models of the rumored next version of the Microsoft Surface laptop have passed Bluetooth.org certifications, according to a report from WinCentral.
After Microsoft released the Surface Pro 7+ for commercial and educational customers, those laptops that passed certification could be named similarly – either an updated Surface Laptop 3+ or a new Surface Laptop 4. The laptops have four model numbers, 1952, 1953, 1958 and 1959.
It is believed that each of these model numbers refer to different screen sizes, either 13 “or 15” versions. The models are also listed alongside the Surface Pro 7+, which adds to the speculation.
The certifications don’t reveal much about the specs or the looks of the laptops themselves, but it does suggest a release might be coming soon. Windows Central reports that the new Surface Laptop models could arrive as early as April this year.
In the past, it had only been a few weeks between this certification and product launch, as was the case when the Federal Communications Commission cleared the Surface Duo and released a Surface Bluetooth keyboard and mouse in 2019.
Another rumor has it that these new Surface Laptop models could ship with Intel’s latest 11th generation processors under the hood, as well as options for AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile chips. The listings on Geekbnch mentioned products with the code names “OEMWY” and “OEMGR” which Microsoft frequently uses when testing its products on the benchmarking platform.
It was previously believed that the design of these laptops was unlikely to change, meaning there wouldn’t be slimmer bezels or the addition of a dedicated graphics card. This is based on previous product certification tests in Korea that revealed photos of the devices’ cases.
The Surface Laptop 4 or Surface Laptop 3+ should belong to the Surface Pro 7+ in the Microsoft product range by 2021. Rumor has it that the company is working with its partners on new devices for education and business customers with Windows 10X, the next-generation operating system to be adopted by Chrome OS and Chromebooks.
Despite the announcement of new Nvidia 3000 series mobile graphics cards at CES 2021, there is still no information on updates to the Surface Book series, Microsoft’s most powerful Surface device.