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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. The device was announced alongside the Microsoft Surface Neo. 

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Background

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. The announcement was met with generally positive opinions from critics, who praised its design and hinge mechanism. While the device was initially designated to be released ‘Holiday 2020’, the device was up for pre-order on August 12, 2020. The device is set to be released on September 10, 2020.

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Tech specs

DimensionsOpen:145.2 mm (H) x 186.9 mm (W) x 4.8 mm (T) Closed:145.2 mm (H) x 93.3 mm (W) x 9.9 mm (T at hinge)
Weight1250 grams
DisplayDual PixelSense™ Fusion Displays open: 8.1” AMOLED, 2700×1800 (3:2), 401 PPISingle PixelSense™ Display: 5.6” AMOLED, 1800×1350 (4:3), 401 PPIDisplay Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Battery LifeUp to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback Up to 10 days of Standby TimeUp to 27 hours of Talk Time
Battery Capacity3577mAh (typical) dual battery
Battery chargingBattery charging using 18W in box power supply
Camera and video recordingAdaptive camera 11MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm, PDAF and 84.0° diagonal FOV optimized with AI for front and rear Photos:Auto mode with low-light & HDR multi-frame photo capture and dynamic range scene detectionSuper resolution zoom, and super zoom up to 7x Portrait mode with adjustable depth controlPanorama modeBurst mode Video recording:4K video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fpsHEVC and H.264 video recording formatsGyro-based digital video stabilization
Video conferencingMicrosoft Teams and Skype video conferencing up to 1080p at 30fpsHigh CRI LED Flash for both front and world facing photo and video scenarios
Countries, carriers, and compatibility4Countries: U.S. Unlocked device***: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Locked device: AT&T
Network and connectivityWiFi: WiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz) Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 5.0 LTE: 4×4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL, 5CA, LAA. Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload Bands Supported:FDD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,66TD-LTE: 38,39,40,41,46WCDMA: 1,2,5,8GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900Location: GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS
SIMOne eSIM and one Nano SIM Note: AT&T locked device will not support eSIM
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform optimized for the dual-screen experience
ConnectionsUSB-C® 3.1
Storage and memory6128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 of internal storage 6GB DRAM
AudioMono speaker, Dual Mic noise suppression and echo cancellation optimized for productive use in all postures Best-in-class Full Duplex communication for voice calls in hands-free mode Audio formats supported: 3GP, MP3, MP4, MKV, WAV, OGG, M4A, AAC, TS, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, RTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY Qualcomm® aptX™
SoftwareMicrosoft built-in applications:Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office Lens, PDF Reader, and moreMicrosoft OutlookMicrosoft TeamsMicrosoft OneDriveMicrosoft EdgeMicrosoft OneNoteMicrosoft To DoMicrosoft NewsMicrosoft AuthenticatorMicrosoft Bing SearchIntune Company PortalLinkedInMicrosoft Solitaire CollectionSurface Audio Microsoft Surface Duo UI core features:Dual screen windowingAdaptive modesApp GroupsMicrosoft 365 FeedDynamic dockUniversal SearchAdaptive CameraMicrosoft SwiftKey Adaptive KeyboardYour Phone Companion – Link to Windows Other preinstalled apps:Google SearchGoogle AssistantGoogle CalendarGoogle DriveGoogle DuoGoogle PhotosGoogle Play Movies & TVGoogle Play StoreGoogle MapsChromeGmailYouTubeYouTube MusicContactsMessagesPhoneFilesClockCalculatorSound recorderSpotify (Unlocked)HBO MAX (AT&T)AT&T TV (AT&T)My AT&T (AT&T)Call Protect (AT&T)Amazon Shopping (AT&T)NBA (AT&T) Operating System: Android™ 10
SensorsDual AccelerometerDual GyroscopeDual MagnetometerDual Ambient Light SensorProximity SensorHall SensorFingerprint Sensor
Video playbackVideo Playback Formats8: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM Wireless: Chromecast support Wired: DisplayPort over USB-C®. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter*
ExteriorExterior Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass Color: Glacier
Security and authenticationBiometric lock type: Fingerprint reader (1:100K FAR <3% FRR)Lock type: Swipe, PIN, password Security applications pre-loaded on device: Microsoft Authenticator
Language supportAll supported languages (Android™ 10)
Pen and inkingSupports all in market generations of Surface Slim Pen, Surface Pen and Surface Hub 2 Pen*Simultaneous Pen and touch are supported
What’s in the boxSurface DuoSurface Duo Bumper (Color: Glacier)Surface Duo USB-C® Power Supply (18w)Quick Start GuideWarranty and Compliance GuideSIM Ejector tool
Warranty91-year limited hardware warranty
The Microsoft Store Promise for Surface60-day return policy90 days of free technical phone supportFree virtual workshops and training

Is Microsoft Surface duo a phone?

It’s a dual-screen foldable that’s an Android tablet and phone in one. (Pocket-lint) – The Surface Duo is here. … Microsoft Surface Duo is that device and Microsoft did suggest to Pocket-lint it has been in development for quite some time. It’s a dual-screen, foldable Android-based device.

Will Surface duo run Windows apps?

Good news for Microsoft fans who are considering the Surface DuoMicrosoft’s own Your Phone app will be fully supported with all features, including the exclusive Samsung ones such as the Phone Screen feature. Surface Duo ships with “Link To Windows,” the same version of Your Phone that also ships on Samsung’s phones.

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Is Microsoft going to launch the Surface phone?

Microsoft is launching its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10th, priced from $1,399. After months of Microsoft executives teasing the device on Twitter, the company is now allowing anyone to preorder the Surface Duo today in the US.

Does surface duo have a camera?

Most phones these days have multiple camera sensors, which provide additional photography types including telephoto and ultrawide photography. Surface Duo’s single 84 degree camera isn’t going to be able to compete in areas like this, no matter how good the sensor itself or AI optimization is.

What is Microsoft coming out with?

Introducing Surface Neo

A groundbreaking new dual-screen device that redefines how you get things done. With two 9” screens, a revolutionary 360° hinge, touch, pen, keyboard, and incredible new Windows experiences, Surface Neo enables you to do more, anywhere.

Is Windows 10x an android?

Microsoft’s Android emulator will naturally support Android apps, and the Windows 10X version will include support for native Windows APIs to let developers detect hinge positions and optimize their win32 or Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for these new devices

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