Microsoft’s long-awaited dual-screen device may finally launch



Microsoft’s long-awaited dual-screen device ‘Surface Duo’ may well be a reality quite soon. Although, Microsoft has not finalised the official launch date, the phone-tablet has made an appearance on the US FCC certification website. Also, it has shown up on the Bluetooth SIG website. These listings may well say that a commercial launch of the new device might well be coming soon.

These new listings surfaced after Surface chief Panos Panay dropped a teaser of the Duo on Twitter. Microsoft’s Frank Shaw has also posted a photo of the device earlier this month.

“The perfect balance of productivity and mobility. Surface Duo is a new dual-screen device that fits in your pocket. With two screens connected by a revolutionary 360° hinge, Surface Duo brings together the best of Microsoft and Android to reimagine productivity on the go. Coming Holiday 2020,” says Microsoft on its Surface Duo website.

Microsoft’s Surface Duo was earlier supposed to make an appearance in July, but then owing to the pandemic, this launch was deferred. As per TheVerge, the device was planned to be showcased at the Build conference. Also, the company has pushed back the release of Windows 10x, an extension of Windows for the dual-screen devices, to early next year.

What is Microsoft Surface Duo?

It comes with two screens – two slim 5.6-inch screens that unfold to an 8.3-inch screen. It will run on Android apps and will have the special software optimisation for the dual-screen design. The look and feel of the phone is quite similar to Microsoft’s premium Surface laptops and tablets.

It is running on a Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and up to 256GB built-in storage. It will be packed with a 3,460mAh battery with USB Type-C charging.

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