As expected, Microsoft hardware chief Panos Panay today officially announced the Surface Pro LTE device during his keynote at the Future Decoded conference in London.
Surface Pro LTE will be initially available in two different models, one with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the other one with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD. The LTE version of Surface Pro will be based on Qualcomm X16 Gigabit Class LTE modem supporting up to 450 mbps and will offer almost same battery life as the current WiFi model. It will enable global connectivity with support of 20 cellular bands.
Surface Pro LTE with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD will cost $1,149 and the one with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD will cost $1,449. Surface Pro LTE will be available to business customers for purchase in December.