Microsoft shows off the Surface Duo as it gets ready for launch

Microsoft Surface Duo front

Microsoft has been out of the smartphone hardware business
since the Windows Phones left the shelves. Lately, Microsoft
focus has shifted toward the development of its cloud
infrastructure, enterprise solutions, Office apps, and of
course, Surface.

Last year, Microsoft announced that it’s working on two
dual-screen devices, the Windows 10X-powered Surface Neo and
Android-powered Surface Duo. While
Surface Neo is unlikely to arrive anytime soon, Surface Duo
is said to be arriving ahead of the original ‘December 2020’
release date.

According to reports, the Surface Duo will begin shipping to
those who pre-order the handset in the last week of August.

Microsoft has been teasing its dual-screen phone for months now
and today the Surface Duo phone has gotten its biggest teaser
yet. Corporate VP Jeff Teper has posted a new
teaser that gives the public a closer glimpse of the Surface
Duo and new OneDrive app for the dual-screen hardware.

Surface Duo photo

In addition to OneDrive, Microsoft also plans to update Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote with support for dual-screen
experiences ahead of the Surface Duo’s unveiling.

On top of that, the timing of this teaser confirms the earlier
reports and speculation. That report revealed Microsoft’s plan
to accelerate the production of the Surface Duo and begin
shipping the device in the last week of August.

If the report is accurate, there are less than three weeks to
go before the smartphone is released.

A lot of the specs of Surface Duo have already leaked online,
and the device appears to feature mid-range configuration.

It’s reported to arrive with one-year-old Snapdragon 855
processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a front-facing
11-megapixel camera. The Duo will feature 5.6-inch screens
with 1800×1350 resolution and Android 10 (upgradable to Android
11).

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