Microsoft Surface Duo, after being teased online for months since its announcement in October, is finally going to launch on September 10. The starting price of this dual-screen Android smartphone is $1,400 and it is expected to be hitting the floor with some astonishing features. In this article, we are going to look at the specifications and important features of Microsoft Surface Duo. Let’s scroll down to know everything about this upcoming device.
Microsoft Surface Duo is the first dual-screen Android phone by Microsoft and that’s why the display section needs some special attention. If we talk about the display, then the primary display of Microsoft Surface Duo is a 5.6-inch AMOLED display and when combined with another screen, it becomes an 8.1-inch AMOLED display with dimensions of 2,700 x 1,800 which looks like a tablet and makes it suitable to watch movies or to play games.
Microsoft Surface Duo is coming with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor which makes the performance of this device stunning and smooth. A RAM of 6 GB allows you to run multiple apps and heavy games at the same time. Up to 256 GB of storage is also worth mentioning which allows you to store lots of photos and videos and even many full-length HD movies. However, there is no SD card slot in this device.
Looking at the battery power of this device with two screens is another crucial thing. Microsoft Surface Duo is coming with two batteries with an overall capacity of 3,577mAh. There is fast 18W wired charging available with USB-C cable. It might be disappointing to know that the option of wireless charging is not provided.
The camera is another important factor we want to look at while buying a new smartphone. It might be disappointing for those users who give a priority to the camera while buying a new device. Many budget smartphones are providing a multi-cam setup with bokeh effects or optical zoom, but Microsoft Surface Duo has an 11-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 lens at the front only, However it can be used to capture selfies and for video calls.
Tech geeks were expecting Microsoft Surface Duo with 5G connectivity, but their expectations are not fulfilled yet. It comes only with 4G LTE connectivity and other basic connectivities like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It supports a physical nano-sim along with an additional eSIM also. Talking about the security of the device, you are going to get a physical side-mounted fingerprint sensor but there is no face unlock support.
Microsoft Surface Duo deserves all the praises when it comes to the design and looks. It is made almost completely out of glass and metal and weighs only 250g. It is very thin and just 4.8mm when unfolded and 9.6 mm when folded. There are not many color variants and it is available in glacier color only. Microsoft Surface Duo is a premium device by Microsoft which looks incredibly good to carry and is rich at features. However, it seems to be a bit pricey if we look at the features provided, but the brand Microsoft is worth trusting and this upcoming device is worth trying.