Last year, Microsoft surprised the world by showing off its
first dual-screen Android phone during the annual October 2019
hardware event in New York City. Surface Duo is a dual 5.6-inch
screen mobile device joined by a 360-degree hinge and it is
only 4.8 millimetres thick.
Surface Duo comes with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage,
Snapdragon 855, USB Type-C fast charging, and one front-facing
The multi-camera bump on the back like other flagships? There’s
nothing like that here. On paper, Microsoft says Surface Duo
comes with an “adaptive camera”, which supports the regular
software and hardware features.
Microsoft has also optimized the performance of the
11-megapixel adaptive camera with 85-degree diagonal field of
view. The phone sports a single camera and there is no
world-facing camera on the Surface Duo because the first
generation of the product focuses on fundamentals, such as
mobile productivity and new form-factor.
The Surface Duo also comes with a CRI LED flash and Microsoft
says you’ll have to flip the phone around to use the
single-camera module to capture the world-facing objects.
The camera app supports an auto mode with low-light and HDR. In
addition, there’s a portrait mode with adjustable depth control
for selfies. There’s also super-resolution zoom, superzoom up
to 7 times, multi-frame photo capture and dynamic range scene
For video recording, the Surface Duo includes support for both
4K videos and 1080p videos at 60FPS. The camera will also
minimize blurring and compensate for device shake, thanks to
the built-in support for electronic image stabilization (EIS).
Apparently, this phone also includes HDR mode for videos, which
should allow you to shoot slow-motion videos at 1080p (120 or
240 frames per second).
Surface Duo uses a single bottom-facing mono speaker with dual
mic noise suppression and echo cancellation.