Surface Duo

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Surface Duo
Microsoft Surface logo.svg
DeveloperMicrosoft
Product familyMicrosoft Surface
TypeFoldable Phablet
GenerationFirst
Release dateSeptember 10, 2020
Introductory priceUS$1,399.99 (128 GB)
US$1,499.99 (256 GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform optimized for the dual-screen experience @ Up to 2.84 GHz
Memory6 GB (6x10243 B) LPDDR4X RAM
Storage128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.0 of internal storage
DisplayDual PixelSense Fusion Displays: 5.6” AMOLED, 1800x1350 (4:3), 401 PPI Display Material: Corning Gorilla Glass[1]
SoundMono speaker, Dual Mic noise suppression and echo cancellation optimized for productive use in all postures, Audio formats supported: 3GP, MP3, MP4, MKV, WAV, OGG, M4A, AAC, TS, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, RTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
CameraAdaptive camera 11MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm, PDAF and 84.0° diagonal FOV optimized with AI for front and rear
TouchpadDual touch Screen Fold-able
ConnectivityWiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE: 4x4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL, 5CA, LAA. Up to 1.2 Gbit/s Download / Up to 150 Mbit/s Upload
Power3577mAh (typical) dual battery
Battery charging using 18W in box power supply
Dimensions145.2 mm (H) x 186.9 mm (W) x 4.8 mm (T),
145.2 mm (H) x 93.3 mm (W) x 9.9 mm (T at hinge)
Mass250 grams
PredecessorMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (2015)
Microsoft Lumia (lineup)
Related articlesMicrosoft Lumia
Microsoft Surface
Websitewww.surface.com www.surface.com/business

The Microsoft Surface Duo, also known as the Surface Duo, is a foldable device announced during Microsoft's Surface hardware conference on October 2, 2019 and officially released on September 10, 2020.[2] The device was announced alongside the Microsoft Surface Neo.[3] Unlike previous Microsoft products, which ran in-house operating systems, such as the recently discontinued Windows 10 Mobile, the Surface Duo runs Android instead.[4] The device is generally regarded as a smartphone, however, Microsoft itself is reluctant to use the term to describe the device,[5][6] instead referring to it as the newest member of the Surface family.[7]

Background[edit]

Microsoft announced the device at their October 2019 event, alongside the Surface Neo, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and Surface Earbuds.[8] The announcement was met with generally positive opinions from critics, who praised its design and hinge mechanism.[9][10] While the device was initially designated to be released 'Holiday 2020', the device was up for pre-order on August 12, 2020[11][12][13] and released on September 10, 2020.

Hardware[edit]

Surface Duo hardware specifications
Price Tier in USD Size CPU GPU RAM Internal Storage Color
Consumer Business
US$1,399.99 (128 GB[14])
$1,499.99 (256 GB)
TBA 5.6" Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform optimized for the dual-screen experience Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU 6 GiB LPDDR4X RAM 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.0 of internal storage  Platinum 

The device deviates from the standard folding screen design in other similarly aimed devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, by making use of a hinge in between the two screens.

Software[edit]

The device ships with Android version 10. It will be updated with monthly bug fixes along with the standard Android security updates. A cadence for feature updates have not been communicated by Microsoft at this time. The device comes with a number of preinstalled apps:[15]

Microsoft built-in applications[edit]

Other preloaded applications[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Surface NeoSurface DuoSurface Hub 2SSurface HubSurface Studio 2Surface StudioSurface Laptop GoSurface Laptop 4Surface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2Surface LaptopSurface Book 3Surface Book 2Surface BookSurface Pro XSurface Pro 7 PlusSurface Pro 7Surface Pro 6Surface Pro (2017)Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface Pro 2Surface ProSurface Go 2Surface GoSurface 3Surface 2Surface (2012 tablet)
Sources: Microsoft Devices Blog Microsoft Store


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Surface Duo – Dual-Screen Mobile Productivity, Do One Better – Microsoft Surface". Surface. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  2. ^ "Surface reveals new holiday lineup and introduces a new category of dual-screen devices built for mobile productivity | Microsoft Devices Blog".
  3. ^ "Introducing Windows 10X: enabling dual-screen PCs in 2020 | Windows Experience Blog".
  4. ^ Gartenberg, Chaim (October 2, 2019). "Microsoft surprises with new foldable Surface Duo phone running Android". The Verge.
  5. ^ Tibken, Shara. "Yes, the Microsoft phone is really happening: Introducing the Surface Duo". CNET.
  6. ^ Baig, Edward C. "Microsoft showcases an Android Surface 'phone' and dual-screen Windows PC". USA TODAY.
  7. ^ Palmer, Annie (October 2, 2019). "Microsoft unveils new folding smartphone in surprise announcement". CNBC.
  8. ^ "Here's everything Microsoft announced at its Surface event". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  9. ^ May 2020, Philip Michaels 04. "Microsoft Surface Duo: Release date, price, features and more". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  10. ^ March 2020, David Lumb 01. "Microsoft Surface Duo phone release date, news, features". TechRadar. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  11. ^ August 2020, Tom Warren 13. "Microsoft Surface Duo Arrives on September 10th for $1399". TheVerge.
  12. ^ "Microsoft's Surface Duo to come as early as July". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  13. ^ Spence, Ewan. "New Surface Leak Reveals Microsoft's Latest Gamble". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
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  15. ^ New Surface Duo – Dual-Screen Mobile Productivity, Do One Better – Microsoft Surface