When Microsoft announced the launch of the Duo Surface last October, those who wanted to see Microsoft launch a new phone were naturally euphoric,media reported. But there’s another problem, and like the Windows 10x-powered dual-screen smartphone Surface Neo, Duo has to wait until this year’s holiday season to buy it.
According to a recent report by Zac Bowden of Windows Central, surface Dduo may actually be released much earlier — as early as this summer. Microsoft is likely to announce new products at its hardware launch in the spring, as will the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2.
But the change won’t affect Surface Neo, which will still have to wait until the holiday season this year. Not surprisingly, while much of the work on duo software has been done – the system runs on Android and only requires a custom launcher from Microsoft, for Surface Neo, Microsoft needs to build a system.
According to Zac, the Surface Duo’s base will feature a SnapDragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Given that the phone doesn’t support 5G and was used in last year’s chipset, let’s be honest, it’s already behind other flagship smartphones on the market.