Microsoft has sent out invitations for a Surface-branded event that could include an official announcement for the oft-rumored Surface Mini.

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A mini version of Microsoft’s Surface tablet has been the talk of rumors for quite some time now, and the company’s May 20 event in New York could finally give us an official look at the device.

The press invitation sent out by the Redmond giant reads “Join us for a small gathering,” which can more or less be taken as a teaser of the fact that the Surface Mini will make an appearance. It could just be an indication of the size of the event, but the numerous rumors and a recent listing of accessories for the Surface Mini on Amazon suggest otherwise.

surface mini invite1 Microsoft holding small event on May 20, could launch the Surface Mini

The miniature Surface will reportedly feature a unique 7.5-inch screen of 1440 x 1080 resolution, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, which would give it a shape like that of the Apple’s iPad (unsurprising, given the iPad mini is one device the Surface Mini will directly compete with.) The tablet is also expected to be powered by a Qualcomm processor, and therefore run Windows RT, the version of Windows built for ARM processors.

No other details on the hardware nor the exact availability dates are known currently, though that won’t be the case for long.

Via: TheNextWeb