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Microsoft's next big Surface event announced for Sept. 22

The tech giant is rumored to be announcing new Surface laptops and potentially its next phone.

Microsoft's Surface devices straddle the world of laptops and tablets.
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Microsoft has set the next big Surface hardware event for Sept. 22, during which it could announce updates to its well-regarded Surface tablets, Surface Book laptops and potentially even its Surface Duo phone. The event will take place entirely online, following a trend of product announcements happening remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic

The tech giant didn't leave much to the imagination with its event announcement, tweeting a profile image of what appears to be a thinner Surface tablet device than it's offered so far. The event is set for 8 a.m. PT with a livestream available on the company's website.

Microsoft's event is the first one announced in what's expected to be a busy month filled with product events from Apple, Amazon and Google ahead of the holiday shopping season. Microsoft's event in particular will also likely kick off a busy few weeks leading up to the company's Oct. 5 launch of Windows 11, its biggest software update for PCs in six years.