Microsoft is planning to launch the Surface Duo soon and the
“phablet device” has already surfaced in
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and
Bluetooth SIG certification listings in the United States.
All products must pass through the FCC before they are released
to the public in the US, and these types of listings usually
appear online a few weeks before the launch of the device.
Surface Duo, which was first unveiled at a press event in New
York City last year, will ship with Android 10 and Microsoft
Launcher. In addition, Microsoft has also optimized all
necessary first-party apps, including OneNote, Microsoft Edge,
Outlook, and Office, to utilize the dual-screen capability of
Microsoft is now looking
for ‘Senior Software Development Engineer’ to work on Android
apps and ecosystem for the Surface Duo. The job listing says
that the employee will work with the current team to “create
and build” innovative Android apps showcasing the dual-screen
experience of Surface Duo.
Microsoft is also working on a “software roadmap” to follow
Android ecosystem evolution and push new mobile innovations and
In addition, the engineer is required to optimize the app
experience across the stack and collaborate with other Android
SW Engineering teams.
According to earlier reports, Surface Duo comes with Qualcomm
Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of
storage. The dual-screen phone features two 5.6-inch displays
and it’s also reported to have a 3,640mAh battery.
In addition, there will be a SIM-card slot for 4G and the
Surface Duo is also heading to AT&T in the US. Data
connectivity and charging will be delivered via USB-C, but
Microsoft will not offer support for wireless charging.
Rumours and FCC filings indicate that Surface Duo will launch
in the coming days.