Microsoft is expected to make its Surface Duo smartphone official sometime this year. If we are to go by a new report, the company wants to get the Surface Duo to the market as soon as possible. To stay on schedule, Microsoft is reportedly launching the Duo with Android 10 out of box, and would later roll out Android 11 via OTA to the device. In addition, Microsoft is said to be working hard to make its Edge and Outlook apps natively compatible with the Duoâ€™s two-screen setup.
The Surface Duo wasÂ first announced back in October and it is expected to be official sometime before this upcoming holiday season. More recent reports says that the Duo may be launched as soon as July, which would be much earlier than its original goal of this holiday season (Q4). This could also beat Samsung to the market, who is scheduled to announce the Note20Â lineupÂ sometime in August.
During the last year announcement, Microsoft announced that the Surface duo would have two 5.6-inch AMOLED screens with 1800×1350 px resolution â€“ these screens are hinged together and can rotate 360 degrees. The dual-screened phone will have Microsoft Pen support and offer multi-tasking options for users of Microsoft Apps and Microsoft 365 subscribers. The Surface Duo will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 and will not support 5G.
According toÂ earlier leaks, 6GB of RAM is expected along with 256GB of onboard storage. Then, there is an 11MP camera on the inside of the phone, and the phone is said to be powered by a 3,460 mAh battery. The device shown at the announcement didnâ€™t feature any external cameras, so donâ€™t expect this guy to pump out nightscapes or high-resolution images.