Microsoft sure likes the month of October and 2018 is no different. Microsoft has just sent out media invites for a low-key press event during the month with a focus on expected hardware refreshes to its Surface line reiterating its commitment to consumers.

As to expectations of what this event will entail there have been reports of a Surface Laptop and Surface Pro refresh, both getting latest Intel "Whiskey Lake" processors and finally moving to a Type-C port in place of the outdated mini DisplayPort.

Microsoft's invite to the press for its October event.

A Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is also not off the table. Announced two years ago the Surface Studio impressed many with its bold design, but the processor hardware was underwhelming. Keeping the same design but putting some beefier specs inside – and even making a lower cost entry-level version – is a possibility.

As to the big speculation – a "Surface phone" (aka Andromeda) – we are not expecting any such hardware and we are very confident we can rule out any such announcement during this event in October.

Windows Central will be on the ground October 2 in New York City to cover the announcement. It is not likely to be broadcast live.