Image via @Shadow_Leak (Twitter)
Microsoft has an event planned for September 22, which it has been promoting for the past couple of weeks. Although the company obviously hasn't confirmed what it will be revealing in three days' time, its promotional material hints at what appears to be the Surface Pro 8 along with the text "Join us to see what’s next".
Now, some details about the purported Surface Pro 8 have leaked. As spotted by The Verge, Twitter user @Shadow_Leak has posted an image of what appears to be a digital storefront listing for the device. According to the listing, the Surface Pro 8 will pack an 11th gen Intel processor (obviously), a 13-inch display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, Thunderbolt support, and replaceable SSDs.
This is the first time that a Surface device will support a 120Hz display and Thunderbolt, which opens up a new avenue for gaming via external GPUs, among many other use-cases. The 13-inch display is also larger than the 12.3-inch one present in Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro 7+. The latter was exclusive to businesses. The removable SSD isn't a new feature as it was present in the Surface Pro 7+ as well, but will likely be welcome nonetheless. Another natural assumption that can be made is that the bezels will be even thinner this time around.
It is important to note that none of these specifications have been confirmed by Microsoft yet, but they do appear to be the real deal. Other announcements expected at Microsoft's event are the Surface Duo 2, Surface Book 4, Surface Go 3, and a Surface Pro X refresh. We'll likely find out more on September 22 at 11AM ET.