Surface Duo was launched in August and Microsoft is finally
planning to bring the Surface Duo to markets outside the United
States early next year.
Surface Duo has already received certifications in Japan
(Asia), UK (Europe), and Canada. However, Microsoft decided to
push back the launch of its revolutionary device outside the
United States until early 2021.
According to the sources familiar with the development, Surface
Duo is still on track to launch in Europe and Microsoft is
already in touch with mobile carriers in the United Kingdom.
While the Surface Duo has received certification in Japan, it
remains unclear if are any plans to bring the device to Japan
or other markets in Asia early next year. For now, it’s likely
that Surface Duo will at least launch in Europe by early 2021
and Microsoft will consider expansion plans if the product
meets internal expectations.
Surface Duo has impressed the consumers in the United States
with its robust dual-screen design, hinge, and impressive
multitasking experience. However,
some users reported hardware issues including hinge and
charging port issues.
Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first Android phone with two
5.6-inch screens that combine into one larger 8.1-inch display.
Microsoft is using PixelSense Fusion display with Corning
Gorilla Glass protection and it’s all held together by a hinge,
which is being deemed as “revolutionary 360-degree hinge”.
Unlike Samsung’s first or second-generation Galaxy Fold,
Surface Duo is only 4.8mm thick in its unfolded form and it’s
one of the “the thinnest mobile devices on the market,” which
makes it the best-looking foldable that a tech giant has
produced to date.
When it’s folded or in your pocket, Surface Duo is roughly
Surface Duo ships with Android 10 and Android 11 update is also
being prepared, but it’s unclear when it will begin rolling out