Microsoft Launches Surface Duo Folding Smartphone

After making its first appearance in October 2019, Microsoft finally launches it Surface Duo foldable smartphone powered by Google’s Android OS. Microsoft has entered smartphone market again with the Surface Duo, however, Microsoft prefers to call the device a communication device rather than a smartphone.

The Surface Duo phone comes with a dual 5.6-inch AMOLED (1800×1350, 401ppi) sccreen, when combined (opened) produces a massives 8.1-inch AMOLED (2700×1800). The two panels are connected via a 360-hinge that allows the device to sit in different orientations. what makes it even cooler is the fact that both display can works individually or together to make the most out of the dual-screen device.

The device uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and rear and comes with stylus (Surface Pen) support. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFI 3.0 storage. It runs Android 10 and will come with several Microsoft apps that are already available in the Google Play Store.

As for the camera, it houses a single 11-megapixel camera for both selfie and rear and can record 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS. The Surface Duo also comes with a fingerprint sensor and housed by a 3,577mAh battery that comes with 18W fast charge support.

Connectivity options include USB-C (3.1), 4G LTE, WiFi-5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Nano-SIM, eSIM. Sensors include Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, and proximity.The device comes in White color option and will start shipping from September 10 at a price tag of $1,399 (appox NGN 540,335) for the 128GB option and $1,499 (NGN 578,958) for the 256GB option. It will be available in the US first.

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