Microsoft is working on a second-generation Surface tablet that will be unveiled at the Build Developer Conference in June.

Microsoft is working on a second-generation Surface tablet that will be unveiled at the Build Developer Conference in June.

 
Sources close to DigiTimes suggest that the plans are already well underway for the launch of the new tablet, with components for between one and 1.5 million units already shipped by the end of 2012.
 
This number is less ambitious than the 3-4 million units it expected to sell of the original Surface tablet range, likely tempered by the poorer performance of the Surface tablet than predicted.
 
 
The suppliers of components for the new range will be mostly the same as the previous, with displays by LG and Samsung, glass by Corning, batteries by LG Chem, processors by Intel and Nvidia, and the case by Ju Teng. The models will come in 7-inch and 9-inch sizes.
 
The report also suggests that Microsoft will be expanding the markets in which it sells the Surface. The RT model will be available in Mexico by the end of this month, and in Korea and Thailand by the end of June. The Pro model will go on sale in Australia and Austria in May, and Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and Thailand in June.
 
Source: DigiTimes