We’ve been hearing that Microsoft could be looking to launch a smaller-sized Surface tablet. Nothing wrong with the current size, but we guess there are users out there who might prefer something a little more portable. That being said, the folks over at Digitimes are claiming that according to their sources at the various component suppliers, apparently Microsoft will be launching not just a normal-sized 10.x” model of the Surface tablet, but could also be launching an 8” model as well. The last we heard, the smaller Surface tablet would come in around 7.5”, so we’re not sure if we should buy the 7.5” rumor or the 8” one.
Both models are expected to be launched in the later part of 2013, possibly Q3 according to Digitimes. While we’re not sure who will be the display supplier of the 10.x” model, Digitimes claims that Samsung will be the one supplying the displays for the 8” version. In any case take this with a grain of salt for now, especially since Digitimes’ track record on reporting rumors has been somewhat hit and miss, but with Microsoft’s Build Conference taking place around June, there is a chance that Microsoft could be announcing the smaller Surface tablet then.