After more than nine months of rumors and speculation, we finally confirmed the launch date and price of the Surface Duo.
The latest addition to the Surface line is an outstanding version of smartphone, with two 5.6-inch screens running on Android. This is the first Microsoft entry into phones since the wrong Windows Phone era, so there is a lot of excitement around the launch of the Duo.
What is the date of the release of the Surface Duo?
On Microsoft’s official website and, in particular, on the page announcing the launch of the Surface Duo, you see the same message as when the device was announced in October 2019: “Holidays 2020”.
However, we are now confident that the release date will be September 10, courtesy of the official blog post. It has long been rumored that it will arrive early, but the exact date of release is unknown until now.
The first launch will be for the US only, it is not yet known when this device will arrive in other countries such as Spain or Mexico.
Microsoft has said it will “share more information on market expansion over time,” although this may depend on the Duo’s search and approval in the United States.
How much will the Surface Duo cost?
As has been the case with almost all the folds so far, the Surface Duo will not be cheap.
In the same blog post mentioned above, the original price was displayed: $1,399.99.
At that price you will get a version with 128 GB storage, while upgrading to 256 GB will cost you $1,499.99.
If you live in the US, you can order in advance at the Microsoft store, as well as Best Buy and AT&T.
This price puts you in direct competition with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip (1,300) and Motorola Razr (1,499.
Details of the Microsoft Surface Duo
The first big buzz around the specs of the Surface Duo comes courtesy of Windows Central. Zac Bowden suggests that the device come with the following:
Looking for more Surface Duo clues? Here’s what I know so far:
– Snapdragon 855
– 6GB RAM
– 64/256GB of storage
– 11MP camera
More details and details: https://t.co/qtCa3F3xCd
– Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
May 15, 2020
use of chipset Since 2019 it may surprise some, but the 865 needs a different 5G chip and was introduced after the Duo started operating.
It could allow Microsoft to cut costs, especially considering the fact that packaging devices have become more expensive to date.
Other important specs include a 3460mAh battery and other type of fingerprint sensor, with or without expandable storage support.
The Surface Duo will obviously ship with Android 10, but the Android 11 update will be available shortly thereafter.
All Micros oft applications will be designed to work on both screens, usually with one side as viewing all and the other drag on something. However, at the moment we do not know how many third-party engineers will update their applications to take advantage of both screens, or if they will be ready during the launch of the Surface Duo.
Here is the information we received during the unveiling of the Surface Duo in October 2019:
The Duo is actually a smaller version of the Surface Neo. Both of these devices are two-fold, but the Duo is smartphone via Android.
It has a 5.6-inch 1800 × 1350 OLED display separated by a 360-degree hinge, so it’s not as simple a screen as the Galaxy Fold. At the back there is a gorilla glass and the design means you can wrap it in a variety of ways like a 2-in-1 flexible laptop.
Microsoft has made it compatible with the Surface Pen feather, but more is confirmed about the Surface Duo. The video shown looks like the selected USB-C port.
There have been several surveys of Surface Duo since its launch, including Microsoft employees. Director Frank X. Shaw deliberately put it on the table of his home design work, before the product manager demonstrated his photographic skills:
The Surface Duo was not the only dual screen announced by Microsoft at its October event.
At the event, the company announced the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and Surface Earbuds.