Microsoft is working on 'heavily redesigned' Surface Pro 6


It's also said that Andromeda will jumpstart a new category of pocketable devices that will be created by Microsoft's OEM hardware partners. Not much else is known, but it's expected to be launched either this year, or next.

ZDNet's report assumes the next Surface Pro device will be the 'Surface Pro 6, ' though that may just be a reference to that this will have been the sixth Surface Pro.

According to ZDNet reporter Mary Jo Foley, a "heavily redesigned" Surface Pro 6 won't be ready until mid-2019, but Microsoft could be planning iterative updates for its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop later this Fall. That's all we know about this product that Microsoft calls Carmel internally. For a limited time, you can get the Microsoft Surface Pro (model FJR-00001) for $659. The Surface Laptop might receive a similar treatment.

Libra is also an interesting Surface product, one that Bloomberg reported on not too long ago. It's supposed to be an affordable Windows 10 PC that would compete directly against Chromebooks and Apple's iPad.

The reporting comes courtesy of Thurrott, which says that three new devices are in the works.

Reportedly envisioned as a "pocketable device to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience", the mysterious Andromeda is now scheduled for a 2018 launch, although nothing's set in stone just yet. We've referred to it as the Surface Phone in recent reports, with Dell supposedly making one of its own. With the release of the Surface Pro, the 2-in-1 came with a lot of missed opportunities and this included the lack of a very versatile port called Thunderbolt 3.

Naturally, nothing can be confirmed right now, s things are still in flux. Chief Product Officer Panos Panay is still leading the Surface team and the team is working with the Office and Windows experience team to design devices.