During the keynote at the Future Decoded Conference, Panos Panay announced the Surface Pro LTE. It will be available in two different models (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) and is based on the Qualcomm X16 Gigabit Class LTE modem supporting up to 450 mbps. According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro LTE will offer almost the same battery life as the current Surface Pro without LTE. The Surface Pro LTE will offer global connectivity with support of 20 cellular bands.
Starting in December the Surface Pro LTE will be available to business customers. The Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Surface Pro LTE will cost $1449. The version with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD will cost $1149.