Microsoft may release Surface Duo dual-screen Android smartphone before Galaxy Fold 2

Microsoft announced two dual-screen devices, Surface Neo and Surface Duo, in October, and a recent report said Surface Neo would not be available this year and that The Duo Surface Duo, which is still under development, could be available as soon as August. While Microsoft has yet to disclose details such as the specifications and release dates for The Duo surface, insiders say the tech giant still hopes to launch its first dual-screen Android smartphone ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2.

Microsoft may release Surface Duo dual-screen Android smartphone before Galaxy Fold 2

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Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Fold 2 on August 5, so Microsoft still has about two months to go.

People familiar with the matter said the hardware portion of Surface Duo was ready and much of the software work was done. If the rumors are true, Surface Duo is expected to be released earlier, or about the same week.

Microsoft may release Surface Duo dual-screen Android smartphone before Galaxy Fold 2

Compared to Surface Neo with Windows 10X, Surface Duo uses Microsoft’s custom Android 10 launcher.

In addition to excellent stylus support, Duo Surface features a Qualcomm SnapDragon 855 SoC, complemented by a storage combination of 6GB of RAM plus 64/ 256GB OF ROM.

Microsoft may release Surface Duo dual-screen Android smartphone before Galaxy Fold 2

Surface Duo comes with two 5.6-inch AMOLED screens with a resolution of 1800 x 1350 and a 4:3 aspect ratio. There is also an 11-megapixel camera and 3460 mAh battery, but unfortunately storage extensions are not supported.

Finally, given that the machine’s configuration is already lagging behind the flagship 2020 offering, Microsoft is expected to set a relative “mid-range” price for surface Duo.