Going back to last year, one of those events held in the “old normal” comes to mind. The Surface Event held at the end of 2019 in New York was used by Microsoft to announce a series of devices, among which the Surface Duor, a kind of folding mobile that now has a price, date of sale and new features.
The device marks the return of Microsoft to the market of smart phones after an unsuccessful relationship with Nokia that ended up dooming Windows Phone, its mobile phone operating system. That is why this new folding mobile from Bill Gates’ firm works with Android and boasts a dual screen joined with a 360-degree hinge.
Microsoft’s return to the smartphone market
Microsoft claims that Duo It’s their thinnest Surface family product yet, weighing in at 250g, it’s just 4.8mm thick (when open). The device, unlike the Galaxy Z Fold2 or Huawei’s Mate X, does not have a flexible panel, but instead has two screens, each measuring 5.6 inches. two AMOLED c panelsWith an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and a screen resolution of 1800 × 1350. When opened, the displays offer a screen space of 8.1 inches with an aspect ratio of 3: 2 and a resolution of 2700 × 1800.
Under the hood, this new Microsoft Surface Duo It is powered by last year’s Snapdragon 855 processor, a 7nm process-based CPU offering clock speeds of up to 2.84 GHz and paired with an Adreno 640 GPU for smooth gaming performance. The processor is supported by 6 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage and a 3,577 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging.
As for the software, as we have said, the highlight of the phone is that works with Android 10, but with its own customization layer called Microsoft Launcher UI that offers various Microsoft applications and services such as Office, Outlook, OneNote, etc. Microsoft claims that the audience for this new product is, above all, business. For this reason, through the Surface Duo, the brand allows users to access a cloud-based Windows 10 experience thanks to the Windows Virtual Desktop. This allows you to use your mobile as a mini laptop.
In the camera department, the device has a single 11MP sensor with an f / 2.0 aperture. Mind you, the camera can record 4K video at 60fps and it comes packed with a ton of enhancement features and features, such as super resolution and portrait mode.
Price and availability
Unfortunately, we don’t have much more information on the phone’s specs, but at least we know for how much and when it will sell. This Microsoft Surface Duo will go on sale next month for a price that part of the $ 1,399. It will be available for purchase from September 10 in the US but there is no information yet on its availability in other markets.