Customers in 20 new markets can now purchase Microsoft's latest Surface devices. The company says it has expanded availability of the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2. Furthermore, the new Surface Headphones will be available in eight new markets from the start of March.
The company did not list the 20 regions gaining the hardware. However, the expansion follows the availability of the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 in Asia. That launch cycle included China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. The devices launched in Europe and North America in October.
As for the Surface Headphones, Microsoft says the accessory will launch in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland next month. The headphones originally launched in November, but only in the UK and US.
In its announcement of extended availability, Microsoft says customers are to thank for the success of Surface hardware:
“Nothing inspires our teams more than seeing the incredible things our customers do with our products. With Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones becoming available to more customers around the world, we can't wait to see the amazing things they do.”
The company also discussed the excellent start of the year for Surface devices. As well as expansion in Asia last month, Microsoft recently announced the division continues to thrive and grow revenue.
Surface revenue grew 39% year-on-year between Microsoft's fiscal Q2 2019 and Q2 2018.
The headphones are Microsoft's first ever Bluetooth cups to bear the Surface name. Launched last year, the peripheral comes with the following high-end features:
- 40mm Free Edge drivers
- On-ear dials for noise cancellation and volume control
- 13 ambient sound levels
- Automatic head detection to pause music or mute called when headphones are removed
- Two beamforming microphones for enhanced Skype calls
- Swift Pair support
- Cortana support
- 15 hours of Bluetooth battery with Cortana and Active Noise Cancellation operating
- Up to 50 hours through wired connection with Bluetooth off
- USB-C and fast-charging