Microsoft has announced that the Surface Duo Andriod phone will be in our hands-on September 10th. With months of rumors around the internet, and speculation in the tech world, the company has finally opened preorders for the phone in selected retailers. With details finally released about the price, and specs, we have everything we need to take a look at the Microsoft Surface Duo.
The design for the Surface Duo was revealed back in October. Back then we had little idea of what the actual specs of the device would be, however, we’ve now been given the full rundown with the preorder announcement. With the secret now out of the bag, let’s explore what Microsoft’s new Surface Duo has to offer:
- The device comes with two OLED displays (1800 x 1350) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which together creates an 8.1inch screen (2700 x 1800) to work with.
- Both screens are fitted with Gorilla Glass, making them durable and smooth to the touch.
- The phone is fitted with an 11-megapixel camera, with HDR multi-frame captures, and x7 zoom! The camera can also record in HD 1080p, as well as 4k. Both support 30 and 60fps recording standards.
- The phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, with 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage standard.
- The phone uses two 3577mAh batteries, supplying you with incredible battery life. Although this may be to counteract the two screens on the device.
- The phone will not support 5G.
Are Dual Screens the Future?
The shape of phones has not changed for some time now, with the size being fiddled with to meet our needs. Yet with the introduction of dual-screen phones, the industry is bracing for what could be the next big innovation. Panos Penny, Microsoft’s Device Cheif, had this to say about the new release: “It’s probably one of the sexiest devices we’ve ever built, it does things that single-screen devices can’t do, period.”
Microsoft has stated that all Andriod apps are supported on the new phones. Panos made it clear saying: “Any app has to run,” pointing to an early investment in working with Andriod to make sure all corners of the app store were supported. For most apps, they will simply operate on a single screen, however the capabilities are there for app developers to take advantage of second screen.
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