The Surface Duo that Microsoft announced in October last year should arrive earlier in the 2020 holiday season. This dual-screen device is stronger than current foldable phones, and it can help the company enter the smartphone market this time.
Considering the internal obsolescence of the equipment, the fourth quarter release may not be a good idea. This may be why the device will be released sooner than expected.
According to author Paul Thurrott, Microsoft’s most valuable expert (MVP) has been invited to give a virtual briefing for Surface Duo on August 12.
Microsoft MVPs were invited to attend a virtual Surface briefing, presumably for Duo, on August 12.
— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) August 6, 2020
This is consistent with the July report, which stated that production has begun and the device will be released on August 24.
The FCC and Bluetooth SIG have approved the phone. We have also seen Microsoft executives laugh at the device.
Leaker Evan Blass also shared some new pictures of Surface Duo, where we can see various Google and Microsoft applications, including the Edge browser. Not surprisingly, the default search engine is Google’s search engine. After all, this is an Android phone.
This is the version locked by AT&T, in line with Blass’s previous prediction that Microsoft will cooperate with carriers to release the device in the United States. This means that it may be the exclusive operator at launch.
Surface Duo may have two 5.6-inch AMOLED displays secured together by 360-degree hinges. The combined space will be 8.3 inches, and the device does not have a protective cover display.
It will be powered by Snapdragon 855 and only provide LTE connectivity. It is said that it will provide 6GB of RAM and 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of non-expandable storage. It is expected to be equipped with a separate 11MP sensor and a 3,460mAh battery. Surface Pen will also be supported.
Pricing details have not yet surfaced, but it may cost a penny.
It is speculated that Surface Duo’s deficiencies in hardware will be compensated in software. If you want to solve the leakage problem, Microsoft has been working hard to develop the software for the device and even acquired a company that specializes in mobile phones and its successor products.
This is not to say that there are any real substitutes for powerful specifications, and the lack of 5G connectivity may alienate some buyers.