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If you've had your eyes on the dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo, but have been hesitant to fork over $1,399 to get your foot in the door, we've got somewhat good news for you today. Microsoft is currently offering a $200 discount on the Surface Duo, which takes its price down to $1,199. That still doesn't bring the device down to the magic $999 price point like the equally intriguing LG Wing, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. The new $1,199 price is for the 128GB version of the Surface Duo, while the 256GB version also gets a $200 discount, bringing its price to $1,299. It's rather interesting to see a $200 discount pop up so early for Microsoft’s flagship... Read more...
iFixIt, the leading authority on tools and device teardowns, has gotten their hands on a Microsoft Surface Duo. For a $1,400 device, one would not expect “booby traps” in wiring, a “built-in death-clock” with battery replacement, and overall disassembly trouble leading to a repairability score of 2/10. iFixit's Taylor Dixon creates many guides and teardowns for the iFixIt community. His work covers Apple devices, PCs, phones, and even a plasma ball of all things; all of which span multiple pages of guide listings. On September 11th, he and two other contributors released their Microsoft Surface Duo teardown resulting in some less than savory results. Let us dive into some... Read more...
Yesterday, Microsoft officially revealed all of the pertinent details relating to its Surface Duo folding Android flagship. Today, Microsoft is giving us details on future support for the smartphone along with a commitment that will let customers they won't be forgotten once the company moves on to the next best thing. Microsoft is promising that the Surface Duo will get a full three years of Android OS and any relevant software/security updates (starting from the day it's released). That's a solid commitment on Microsoft's part, and matches the support window that Google provides for its first-party Pixel Android smartphones. It should also be noted that Samsung also earlier this... Read more...
Microsoft in the early morning hours revealed official details for its first flagship phone in years: the Surface Duo. Specifications for the device have leaked frequently since the device was officially unveiled back in October 2019, and Microsoft’s production specs largely line up with those previous reports.  First off all, let's delve into the specs for this intriguing dual-screen Android smartphone. Both Gorilla Glass-protected OLED displays measures 5.6 inches diagonally, and feature a resolution of 1800x1350. When combined, you're looking at a workspace with a diagonal size of 8.1 inches with an effective workspace area of 2700x1800 (which just so happens to be the same 3:2... Read more...
What appears to be official renderings of the anticipated dual screen Microsoft Surface Duo phone have leaked again online. The renderings are thought to be what Microsoft plans to use in its marketing materials for the new dual display Android smartphone. There are four renderings of the device, with the first showing the phone closed with its square mirror-like Surface logo on the back. The other renderings show the Surface Duo in various stages of opening. In the two images with the Duo partially opened, we get a good glimpse at the device's thickness, which appears to be on par with the Surface Pro tablet line. While these are the first seemingly official renderings that have turned... Read more...
It looks as though there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone. First announced back in October 2019, the device quickly garnered the attention of the enthusiast community due to the productivity advantages and “cool factor” of the dual screens while running the Android operating system. However, much of that early enthusiasm has waned over the past 10 months as Microsoft has dragged its feet with a release. While much of the delay can be attributed to the coronavirus/COVID-19, it appears that Microsoft is finally [hopefully] ready to release the device. The latest confirmation comes from reliable insider Zac Bowden,... Read more...
We have been saying for weeks now that Microsoft's Surface Duo launch is imminent, and we stand by that prediction. Adding to our confidence that it will be launching relatively soon, the dual-screen Android device recently made a cameo on the Federal Communications Commission's database, with nearly a dozen listings. Most of the certifications were submitted in the first half of June, though a couple of them were submitted earlier this month. All 11 listings, however, were made available to view publicly on July 22 (this past Wednesday). Receiving clearance by the FCC is one of the final steps preceding a launch, which is expected to take place this holiday. One of the documents lists the Surface... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface Duo is joining Google's Pixel 4a in the latest round of "Will they or won't they" when it comes to releases. The launches of both smartphones have been "just around the corner" for months, and it now looks as though the former has yet another delay tacked on to its formal release. This information comes from well-connected Microsoft watcher Zac Bowden, who posted what he gleaned from sources on Twitter. "MS has pushed back internal plans to launch the device later this month," wrote Bowden. "Sounds like it'll still happen sometime this summer, just later than originally planned." So, with July out of the question, it's also appearing that August is off... Read more...
Microsoft is seemingly in a race to get the Surface Duo out the door before Samsung announces its equally intriguing Galaxy Fold 2. Now we're seeing even more evidence that the launch is imminent. Surface Duo assets have already shown up in Microsoft's Your Phone app according to Zac Bowden. The fact that Microsoft would put this unreleased phone in its production app shows that the wait won't be much longer. Looks like Your Phone already has the assets to differentiate between normal Android phones and Surface Duo pic.twitter.com/BBnKenOF1E— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) June 20, 2020 Windows Latest is separately reporting that the Surface Duo, which will launch with Android 10 installed,... Read more...
Remember the Surface Duo? It was an interesting, folding dual-screen Android smartphone that Microsoft first showed off in October 2019. However, it's been a long 8 months since that unveil and it still hasn't been released. According to a tweet this week by Windows Central's Zac Bowden, Microsoft is pushing to get the Surface Duo out the door before Samsung launches its Galaxy Fold 2. That's probably a wise move, as the Surface Duo had pretty competitive specs when it was first announced, but it's falling behind the times as a "flagship" device for 2020. The Surface Duo reportedly features two 5.6-inch AMOLED displays that each have a resolution of 1800x1350.... Read more...
The cogs are turning behind the scenes at Microsoft as the company continues development on its Surface Duo dual-screen Android device. Microsoft is working to give developers the tools they need to ensure websites and other software will function optimally in a dual-screen form factor. Microsoft has begun rolling out support for the Surface Duo emulator to the stable version of the Edge browser. Previously, the Duo emulator could be enabled on the Canary, Dev, and Beta branches for Edge and Chrome. The roadmap shows the emulator is supposed to be completed in July 2020, but it can be enabled now in the previously mentioned branches. Microsoft's developer tools page reportedly shows there will... Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet on the Surface Duo front since the smartphone was first unveiled back in October 2019. Since that time, Microsoft has been relatively mum about the Surface Duo, and enthusiasts are eager to see the device out in the wild. Luckily, the folks over at Windows Central claim to have all of the latest specifications for the Surface Duo, and they're right in line with what we've been hearing since the device was announced. According to the publication, the smartphone will come standard with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. However, considering that 64GB is a bit on the skimpy side these days, there will also be a 256GB... Read more...
Lots of smartphone and tablet users have been excited at the prospect of the Microsoft Surface Duo that skirts the line between the two devices with a fold-out screen and the ability to make calls and have a larger screen for work or play. Holiday 2020 is when we thought the device would land, but rumors continue to persist that the Surface Duo Android phone might be ready sooner than we think. Sources who claim to know what Microsoft is cooking up say the hardware and software for the Surface Duo are essentially done. Microsoft is reportedly working on finalizing the top-level OS customization and in-box app experiences that are specific to Surface Duo. That the software and hardware are complete... Read more...
It will still be several more months before Microsoft launches its Surface Duo, a new dual-screen device that you can slip in your pocket. The Surface Duo is essentially an Android phone developed with the cooperation of Google on the software side. We don't have a ton of details yet, though a leaked video points to an interesting "Peek" feature. Twitter user WalkingCat posted the video, which shows the Surface Duo partially unfolding to give users a peek at any Android notifications that might exist. The notifications appear on the right-side of the Surface Duo, and users can swipe to interact with them. It looks as though they can be deleted as well, without opening the Surface Duo completely.... Read more...
Microsoft doesn't have a good track record in the smartphone realm, with its failed Windows Phone platform and hardware that didn't get people excited as an alternative to Android and iOS. Microsoft eventually threw in the towel and ended development of its Windows Phone OS, but it's certainly not done in the pocketable mobile device market yet. The company is at work on a new Android tablet-smartphone hybrid of sorts called the Surface Duo, and a lot of people are excited about the device. It has now turned up on video out in the wild, and the forthcoming foldable looks very compelling. The video shows the smartphone in use by a man who appears to be sitting on public transit. The actual video... Read more...
For many people, the folding smartphones that are out there with seamless screens -- like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X -- aren't super appealing. They cost a lot of money and have questionable durability. For those who want more screen real estate in a smaller package, something like the Surface Duo and other devices out there with two separate screens in one device might be the ticket. Recently a photo of what appears to be a Surface Duo was snapped in the wild. The device is presumably being used by a Microsoft worker who is testing the device ahead of launch. It shows the two separate screens that fold out into a decently sized tablet when needed. One thing of note in the image,... Read more...
Microsoft has unveiled an SDK that is for dual-screen devices, like the upcoming Surface Duo. The SDK is meant to allow devs to start getting their apps and software ready for the dual-screen devices that will be launching down the road. While the SDK for the Microsoft Surface Duo is available now, the preview SDK for Windows 10X will launch "in the coming weeks." Microsoft has also announced new web standards proposals that will enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on Android and Windows 10X. The new standards that the software giant is proposing will provide developers with the capabilities and tools needed to develop for dual-screen devices. The preview SDK for the Surface... Read more...
Yesterday, Microsoft unloaded a bevy of updates to its Surface family including the refreshed Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3 (with a new 15-inch variant), and the all-new Surface Pro X. The company also gave us a glimpse at two products that will launch in 2020: the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo. We were able to get hands on the former three products and have some images that we'd like to share of them all below. At the same time, we'll give you a quick overview of what each has to offer. Surface Pro 7 This is largely a minor refresh to the Surface Pro 6 that launched last year. It features the same chassis design as its predecessor, with the exception of a USB-C port that has been added... Read more...
At today's Surface event, we were all expecting for Microsoft to announce the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and perhaps get a glimpse at its dual screen tablet (now officially called the Surface Neo). What we weren't expecting, however, was a "one more thing" announcement of the Surface Duo. Surface Duo is a new Android-based smartphone that was developed with the cooperation of Google on the software side. The device doesn't appear to be running any recognizable flavor of Android, and is likely using Microsoft's own take on the world's most popular operating system. The device itself looks like a shrunken down version of the Surface Neo thanks to its... Read more...