Earlier this week,
Microsoft officially launched the Surface Duo, a brand new
Android-powered smartphone with dual 5.6-inch displays
connected together by a 360-degree hinge.
The Surface Duo comes with 5.6-inch AMOLED PixelSense displays
with 4:3 aspect ration and 1800×1350 resolution, joined by a
360-degree hinge. It also includes 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 855
processor, and 11-megapixel camera.
Pre-orders for the Surface Duo phone are already live at
the Microsoft Store, AT&T and Best Buy.
The dual-screen phone starts at a whopping $1,399 and it’ll
begin shipping on September 10. For $1,399, you’ll get a Duo
with 128GB of storage. If you want more storage, you need to
buy the $1,499 variant, which has 256GB of storage.
Microsoft recently held a virtual briefing for media this week
where it offered a closer look at the capabilities of the
Surface Duo and the company also teased some unannounced
colourful bumper cases for the phone.
The standard package of the Surface Duo includes a
fast-charging 18-watt USB-C wall plug, a SIM ejector tool, a
USB-C cable, and one bumper case in Glacier colour.
We’ve already seen the Surface Duo a few times in teasers and
leaks. In fact, Microsoft has been detailing the features of
dual-screen hardware since it first announced the product in
October last year.
On Twitter, Microsoft executives are now teasing some new
unannounced bumper cases for the Duo. As we noted, if you
pre-order a Surface Duo, it will come with a white bumper case
in the box. However, in the new teasers, we see the same bumper
case in a variety of colours, including black, red, cyan blue,
This suggests that more accessories could be announced next
month when Microsoft will start selling the Surface Duo.