Microsoft Surface Duo release date, price, features and Review

Microsoft’s Surface Duo is challenging folding smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 by introducing a different solution to foldable. The Surface Duo is a productivity-focused Android smartphone with an impressively thin design, sporting two glass-covered displays held together by a hinge. This is opposed to relying on the currently more fragile folding display technology.
After countless teasers from people at Microsoft and even a Google exec, the Surface Duo was finally officially showcased in a press event video in mid-August and released on September 10, 2020.

Microsoft Surface Duo release date, price, features and Review

Microsoft Surface Duo price

As it’s competing with expensive folding smartphones, the price of the Surface Duo was anyone’s guess until Microsoft officially announced it. The base Surface Duo with 128GB of storage will cost $1,399.99 at launch, while
the 256GB Surface Duo is going to be $100 more – $1,499.99.

Although this is still much more affordable than a $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold or the $2,299 Huawei Mate X, it’s still a substantial amount of money. The price is especially surprising considering that the Surface Duo is not Microsoft Surface Duo release date, price, features and Reviewemploying the currently-expensive folding display technology, nor is it packing 2020 flagship specs. But it does have a lot going for it in other areas, which we’ll explore in the next sections.

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Those are the Microsoft Surface Duo specs as we currently know them:

  • Two 5.6″ OLED displays, each at a resolution of 1800 x 1350 pixels, covered by Gorilla Glass 5
  • Snapdragon 855 processor
  • 6GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB storage
  • Single 11MP camera
  • 3577mAh battery with 18W charging

Specs-wise, The Duo is definitely right out of 2019, especially when compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which has a 6.2″ external and 7.7″ internal folding display, 12GB of memory, 256GB of storage, and the Snapdragon 865+ processor.

NETWOR Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2020, August 12
Status Available. Released 2020, September 10
BODY Dimensions Unfolded: 186.9 x 145.2 x 4.8 mm
Folded: 145.2 x 93.3 x 9.9 mm
Weight 250 g (8.82 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
Stylus support
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 8.1 inches, 195.4 cm2 (~144.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1800 x 2700 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Folded position display: 5.6 inches, AMOLED, 1350 x 1800 pixels (4:3)
PLATFORM OS Android 10
Chipset Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM
UFS 3.0
MAIN CAMERA Single 11 MP, f/2.0, 23mm (wide), 1.0µm, PDAF
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Single Uses main camera
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Unspecified
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
BATTERY Type Li-Po 3577 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W
MISC Colors White

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