Last October, Microsoft unveiled a new family of dual-screen devices, including The Surface Neo with Windows 10X and The Surface Duo, an Android smartphone. Now surface Neo is delayed, but Duo is still on the road. While Microsoft still hasn’t told us much about the actual specifications, Windows Central’s Zac Bowden has provided details.
Surface Duo is a fairly mid-range size, which is what OEMs tend to choose when focusing on innovative form factors. It will use Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 855 chipset, Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, 6GB of memory and 64GB or 256GB of storage last year. On this basis, the device also has an 11-megapixel single camera inside.
Surface Duo features two 5.6-inch 4:3 1800×1350 4:3 screens, but Zac Bowden says the two screens are AMOLED screens, which also come with a 3460mAh battery and no expandable storage space. Surface Duo’s 11-megapixel single-lens camera is partly determined by the device’s shape. Surface Duo doesn’t have a selfie camera because there’s no screen on the outside to use as a viewfinder. Surface Duo’s single camera acts as both a rear and front camera.
The biggest problem left by Surface Duo is the price, and Microsoft isn’t known for making cheap Surface devices, which usually make PCs that are premium. At this point, dual-screen smartphones are not unique, LG has launched a third-generation dual-screen smartphone.