Microsoft Surface Duo to go on sale from 10th September for $1,399

Microsoft Surface Duo to go on sale from 10th September for $1,399

After Microsoft executives teased the Surface Duo smartphone for months, the corporate has today finally confirmed that the foldable dual-screen device is going to be officially launched on 10th September.

Microsoft has also revealed that the Surface Duo is priced at $1,399. The device is now up for pre-order within us through the company’s online store, Best Buy, and AT&T.

The device comes with two 5.6-inch OLED displays with 1800 x 1350 pixels screen resolution and a 4:3 ratio. Both the displays are often connected to make an 8.1-inch device with 2700 x 1800 pixels resolution and a 3:2 ratio.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, alongside 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. It supports 4G LTE connectivity but lacks 5G connectivity support.
In the camera department, it features an 11-megapixel camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture that has auto modes for low-light, HDR multi-frame, and “Super Zoom” support for up to 7x. This single-camera is often used because of the main camera also as a front-facing camera for video calling.

The device comes with the Android OS and therefore the company says that any Android app will run thereon. Developers also can optimize the layouts of the app to require advantage of the 2 displays. Microsoft says that it's been working closely with Google on Android for the Surface Duo.

It is powered by two batteries, split underneath the display. Overcall battery capacity measures 3577mAh and therefore the company promises an “all-day battery life”, meaning up to fifteen .5 hours of local video playback and 10 days of standby.

The company is additionally bundling a bumper cover within the box which is meant to guard this dual-screen device. it's not yet known if the charger bundled supports the fast charging feature or not.

It will be interesting to ascertain how the Microsoft Surface Duo fares within the market where it faces competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy Fold (or the newer Galaxy Z Fold 2) and therefore the Huawei Mate X among others.

Considering the competition, the worth for this Surface Duo doesn’t seem too high. However, the hardware offered by Microsoft isn't up to the mark in comparison to other similar devices within the market.

Microsoft Surface Duo Key Features

  • Display: Two 5.6-inch OLED displays with 1800 x 1350 pixels screen resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio; Connected to form 8.1-inch screen with 2700 x 1800 pixels resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • OS: Android
  • Camera: 11-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 3577mAh split into two

Pricing and Availability

Price: $1,399
Availability: From 10th September

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