Microsoft is announcing a new Surface in late October

Microsoft’s next Surface-branded device will become official on October 31 in London. On that day the company’s Panos Panay will hold a keynote speech, as part of the annual Future Decoded event in London. Note that Panos Panay is usually the guy in charge of introducing new Surface devices to the world, and Microsoft likes to launch new Surface products in October.

That a new Surface is coming on that occasion has been confirmed to The Verge by “sources familiar with the company’s plans”. This could be the already promised Surface Pro with LTE, but that tablet may be joined by a possible successor to the Surface Book – or even a new Surface Hub.

Details are light at the moment, but with the unveiling date set perhaps it’s a good time for the leaking to start.