Microsoft previously announced that Surface Duo will be launched exclusively in the U.S. on September 10, and although the device has been certified in other markets, including Canada, the company hopes to test the new form factor first in the U.S., and Windows Central’s Zac Bowden reported today that Microsoft may not bring Surface Duo to more country markets until next year.
“According to my sources, Microsoft hopes to start shipping Surface Duo in the external market in the first half of 2021 after seeing if the product exceeds internal expectations in the United States.” However, the plan is uncertain, and if things change, Microsoft may decide to release it in other markets ahead of schedule. Bowden wrote.
There’s no denying that $1,399 is a good price for a device equipped with a year-old processor, and it lacks the sophisticated multi-camera setup on all of today’s flagship smartphones. However, Microsoft’s target is clearly Surface fans and early adopters rather than ordinary consumers. It remains to be seen whether the unique dual-screen design and high-quality manufacturing quality will convince American enthusiasts to buy Surface Duo, but it seems that the fan base is very positive about Surface Duo’s early impressions.
If you live in the U.S., you can now pre-order Duo from Microsoft Stores, Besser and AT&T.