Microsoft’s Surface Duo is Now Available for Pre-order

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Microsoft has announced that its dual-screen mobile device – the Surface Duo – is now available for pre-order. The device was first announced last year, and the tech giant has been relatively secretive about it until now.

“We designed Surface Duo for people who want to get more done with the device in their pocket,” says Panos Panay, chief product officer for Windows and Devices.

“Our internal research shows that three out of four people report struggling to complete complex tasks while away from their computer. That’s because smartphones with a single screen aren’t designed for you to easily do multiple things at once.”

The innovative dual-screen smartphone will set users back $1399.

Here’s a closer look at the Surface Duo’s key specifications:

Dimensions Open: 145.2 mm (H) x 186.9 mm (W) x 4.8 mm (T)
Closed: 145.2 mm (H) x 93.3 mm (W) x 9.9 mm (T at hinge)
Weight 250 grams
Display Dual PixelSense Fusion Displays open: 8.1” AMOLED, 2700×1800 (3:2), 401 PPI

Single PixelSense Display: 5.6” AMOLED, 1800×1350 (4:3), 401 PPI

Battery Life Up to 27 hours of Talk Time
Battery Capacity 3577mAh (typical) dual battery
Battery charging Battery charging using 18W in box power supply
Camera and video recording Adaptive camera 11MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm, PDAF and 84.0° diagonal FOV optimized with AI for front and rear

Video recording:

4K video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps

1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps

HEVC and H.264 video recording formats

Gyro-based digital video stabilization

Video conferencing Microsoft Teams and Skype video conferencing up to 1080p at 30fps
Network and connectivity WiFi: WiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
LTE: 4×4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL, 5CA, LAA. Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload
SIM One eSIM and one Nano SIM
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform optimized for the dual-screen experience
Connections USB-C 3.1
Storage and memory 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 of internal storage


Audio Mono speaker, Dual Mic noise suppression and echo cancellation optimized for productive use in all postures

Qualcomm® aptX Adaptive

Software Microsoft preloaded applications:

Microsoft Office

Other preinstalled apps:

Google Search, Google Assistant, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Duo, Google Photos, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Chrome, Gmail, YouTube and YouTube Music

Operating System: Android 10

Sensors Dual Accelerometer, Dual Gyroscope, Dual Magnetometer, Dual Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
Video playback Wireless: Chromecast support
Exterior Exterior Material: Corning Gorilla Glass

Colour: Glacier

Security and authentication Biometric lock type: Fingerprint reader (1:100K FAR <3% FRR)

Lock type: Swipe, PIN, password