Microsoft’s first Android smartphone ‘Surface Duo’ is currently
available in the United States only, but as we exclusively
reported last month, it’s finally coming to more markets in
In a new statement, Microsoft has confirmed that the Surface
Duo is now set to land in the United Kingdom, Canada, France,
and Germany in 2021. According to reports, the phone won’t
reach other key markets in Europe because the tech giant is
already working on the next-gen Surface Duo.
In addition, the tech giant also plans to sell the Surface Duo
Business Edition with Microsoft 365 apps in the aforementioned
While Microsoft has confirmed that the Surface Duo is coming to
Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany in 2021, no
specific dates have been shared.
Supply chain sources have informed us that UK carriers (BT and
EE) are reportedly in touch with Microsoft to sell the Surface
Duo in the country once it’s officially launched.
Historically, Microsoft has always been careful about the
Surface expansion plans after the failure of the Windows Phone
lineup. The software maker wanted to assess demand for the
dual-screen phone in the United States before bringing the
revolutionary hardware to international markets.
It looks like the Surface Duo has successfully nabbed a place
in the consumers’ wishlist, thanks to its revolutionary design.
Although Surface Duo is a great device with average hardware
specification, the software (Android + Microsoft Launcher) is
still a work in progress and some users have reported problems
when navigating between the apps.
For those unaware, Surface Duo is equipped with a remarkable
360-degree hinge, a pair of 5.6-inch AMOLED panels, and one
11-megapixel camera. The device is powered by 2019’s Snapdragon
855 chipset, 6GB RAM and up to 256GB of 3.0 UFS storage.
In terms of software, Surface Duo ships with Android 10 and
it comes pre-installed with both Google and Microsoft apps
including the Play Store and Chromium Edge.