Microsoft Surface Duo

Microsoft Surface Duo: Microsoft have just shown with this new device that there are multiple ways to get a dual display to work as one. In fact, the new Surface Duo might just be the most efficient dual screen we have seen so far.

A screen that it’s hinges is so flexible that it can rotate 360° without issues. This new phone will have Samsung and Xiaomi going back to the drawing board to improve their foldable phones.

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What is Microsoft Surface Duo

The Surface Duo, also known as the Microsoft Surface Duo, is a foldable device released by Microsoft’s that runs Android 10. This device (phone) is made in such a way that it has two different screens that actually works together with ease. One of the interesting feature of this foldable device is that it’s hinges can rotate 360° without issues.

The device will work as a smaller more handy and pocket friendly version of the Microsoft Surface Neo, that runs on Windows 10X, which is also product of Microsoft.

About The Microsoft Surface Duo

This device is a flagship device and it comes with all the features of flagship phones. The new Surface Duo is so good that Samsung and other foldable device manufacturers should probably be scared.

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Let us show you some of the features of this new Surface Duo device from Microsoft and maybe then you’ll understand why other companies needs improvement.

The surface duo comes with a distinct dual screen that actually works together. Imagine having a device with one screen at the left and another at the right but you can drag an App from the left screen to the right screen and vice versa. If you think this is cool it gets even better.

You can also use one screen for task and use the other to check options of that App. Take for example Netflix. With the surface duo, you can be watching movies with one screen while using the second screen to navigate through other movie options. But it doesn’t even end there.

When typing, sending messages or chatting, you can use one screen to view chat and use the second screen as your keyboard. It’s just incredible. These features are cool and so are the software and chipset that powers this phone.

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The surface duo runs Android 10 and it comes with a Qualcomm SOC, the Snapdragon 855 chipset. This is a flagship chipset from Qualcomm and it’s a very powerful chipset.

Microsoft Surface Duo can shoot 4K videos, comes with other interesting camera and video features like gyro-EIS and stable video mode.

There is fingerprint sensor for security, comes with 3577mAh dual battery with 18W fast charge, uses one eSIM and one Nano SIM and it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass screen.

Below is the complete specifications of the device

Complete Specifications of Microsoft Surface Duo

NETWORK

Technology: GSM / HSPA / WCDMA / LTE

2G Network: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900

WCDMA: 1,2,5,8

4G LTE: Yes

Download Speed: Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload

BODY

Dimension: Open: 145.2 mm (H) x 186.9 mm (W) x 4.8 mm (T)

Dimension: Closed: 145.2 mm (H) x 93.3 mm (W) x 9.9 mm (T at hinge)

Weight: 250 grams

Display Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass

SIM: One eSIM5 and one Nano SIM Note: AT&T locked device will not support eSIM

DISPLAY

Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: Dual PixelSense™ Fusion Displays open: 8.1” AMOLED

Size: Single PixelSense™ Display: 5.6” AMOLED

Dual Resolution: 2700×1800 (3:2), 401 PPI

Dual Resolution: 1800×1350 (4:3), 401 PPI

Protection: Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Features: 400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)

PLATFORM

OS (Operating System): Android™ 10

Chipset (Processor): Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform optimized for the dual-screen experience

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU, Octa-core CPU, Up to 2.96 GHz

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU

Software: Microsoft preloaded applications: Microsoft suite and related applications
Microsoft Surface Duo UI core features: Dual screen windowing, Adaptive modes, App Groups, Microsoft 365 Feed, Dynamic dock, Universal Search, Adaptive Camera, Microsoft SwiftKey Adaptive Keyboard, Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows

MEMORY

Internal Storage: 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 of internal storage6 6GB DRAM

BACK CAMERA

Single Lens: Adaptive camera 11MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm, PDAF

Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama, OIS, gyro-EIS

Video: 4K video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps, 1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps. HEVC and H.264 video recording formats. Gyro-based digital video stabilization.

Photos: Auto mode with low-light & HDR multi-frame photo capture and dynamic range scene detection, Super resolution zoom, and super zoom up to 7x Portrait mode with adjustable depth control, Panorama mode, Burst mode.

SELFIE CAMERA

Single Camera: 84.0° diagonal FOV optimized with AI for front

Features: HDR

Video: [email protected]

Video conferencing: Microsoft Teams and Skype video conferencing up to 1080p at 30fps, High CRI LED Flash for both front and world facing photo and video scenarios

SOUND

Loudspeaker: Mono speaker, Dual Mic noise suppression and echo cancellation optimized for productive use in all postures Best-in-class Full Duplex communication for voice calls in hands-free mode.

Audio: Audio formats supported: 3GP, MP3, MP4, MKV, WAV, OGG, M4A, AAC, TS, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, RTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive.

Video playback: Video Playback Formats8: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM Wireless: Chromecast support Wired: DisplayPort over USB-C®. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter*

CONNECTIVITY

WLAN: WiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz) 

Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 5.0

GPS: Yes, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS

USB: USB-C® 3.1

FEATURES

Sensors: Dual Accelerometer, Dual Gyroscope, Dual Magnetometer, Dual Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor

Security and authentication: Biometric lock type: Fingerprint reader (1:100K FAR <3% FRR), Lock type: Swipe, PIN, password, Security applications pre-loaded on device: Microsoft Authenticator

Pen and inking: Supports all in market generations of Surface Slim Pen, Surface Pen and Surface Hub 2 Pen*Simultaneous Pen and touch are supported.

BATTERY CAPACITY

Battery: 3577mAh (typical) dual battery

Charging: Battery charging using 18W in box power supply

Battery Life: Up to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback

Battery Life: Up to 10 days of Standby Time

Battery Life: Up to 27 hours of Talk Time

OTHER INFORMATION

Language support: All supported languages (Android™ 10)

Countries, carriers, and compatibility: Countries: U.S, Unlocked device: AT&T, T-Mobile***, Locked device: AT&T

Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty

The Microsoft Store Promise for Surface: 60-day return policy90 days of free technical phone supportFree virtual workshops and training

Price: About $1,400, 540,000 Naira

The new foldable or more fittingly Duo screen device from Microsoft is really something to look out for. This phone might just share the way we see foldable phones.

The Microsoft Surface Duo price starts at $1,400, 540,000 Naira and it’s now in pre-order stage. Visit Microsoft Site to know more about the pre-order.

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