Black 'Surface Go 3' variant spotted in leaked renders, launch imminent?

Surface Go 3 Black
Surface Go 3 Black (Image credit: @ALumia_Italia)

Updated January 10, 2022 at 9:15 AM: This piece has been updated with more leaked information from Aggiornamenti Lumia regarding the black Surface Go 3, including the suspected release dates and which outlets will sell the new model.

What you need to know

  • Renders of a black Surface Go 3 appear online.
  • Not much else is known about the device.
  • This is not the first time renders of a black Surface Go have leaked.

Leaked renders have today revealed that Microsoft may be readying up a black version of the Surface Go 3, dubbed "Matte Black." Curiously, this is not the first time renders of a black Surface Go have leaked as the same thing happened with the Surface Go 2 back in 2020, though that model was never released. Will this time be different?

Microsoft is set to launch the 4G LTE models of the Surface Go 3 very soon, which may also line up with the launch of this new black variant as well. Additionally, and perhaps coincidentally, this year marks the 10-year anniversary of Surface, which launched with the black Surface RT in 2012. A black Surface Go 3 could be a good way to commemorate the date.

There's not much else to say about a black Surface Go 3 really. It'll likely launch with the same spec configurations that the silver Surface Go 3 is already available in, which includes an Intel Pentium GOLD 6500Y or Intel Core m3-10100Y with 4GB or 8GB RAM, and up to 256GB storage.

Aggiornamenti Lumia continues to share leaks and information about the black version of the Surface Go 3. According to the outlet, the new model of the device will ship on January 11, 2022 through Amazon. The new color option will also be available through the Microsoft Store, according to Aggiornamenti Lumia.

I must say, the black model does look really slick. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
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