Surface Duo: Microsoft Releases A Dual Screen Smartphone
Surface Duo: Microsoft Releases A Dual Screen Smartphone. Microsoft will release its own smartphone on Android at the end of next year. It has two screens that can be used together as a foldable.
The Surface Duo, which runs on Android, is planned for the end-of-year period of 2020 and, in contrast to the Samsung foldable, consists of two separate screens that are close to each other. The phone has a very thin seam in combination with two 5.6 inch screens. Together, the screen has a diagonal of 8.3 inches.
Microsoft says it is compatible with Google to correctly display the apps on the two screens. It emphasises that users can be more productive and can use multiple apps side by side. As the name implies, the Surface fits the design style of the Surface laptop and tablet line that the company released in recent years.
In addition to the Surface Duo, Microsoft also comes with the Surface Neo, a Windows 10X device even with two screens, every 9 inches. Together 13 inches. Here is also a clickable keyboard to use as a mini laptop. No prices are known for either device.
Microsoft surprises by releasing its device for the first time in years. The company took over the Nokia phone department a few years ago and released some interesting devices, but its own operating system Windows Phone could not compete with Android or iOS. As a result, the tech giant stopped after developing its own devices for some time until now.
But we must also note that the Surface Duo is not the first of its kind. Earlier this year, LG already released its V50 ThinQ, a phone with a clickable cover that contains a second identical screen. The device lately received an update to the LG G8X ThinkQ, which is also coming to Belgium.