Microsoft announced the Surface Duo late last year and has since been pretty quiet about releasing more details on the device. The foldable smartphone was spotted on the subway in January, in the hands of a developer probably, who was given the device to create apps for the new format.
We already know the device is made of two 5.6-inch AMOLED 1800 x 1350 displays and there’s a Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood. Additionally, we expect the Surface Duo to reach shops this summer.
Most recently, Windows Central got their hands on a list of the device’s specs. Probably the most disappointing is the battery, which is only 3,460mAh. Considering it’s got two screens, we can’t wait to see what efficiency methods will Microsoft use to get decent battery life. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 lasted about 9 hours and 30 minutes on a test performed last month, which isn’t all that.
Here’s what was leaked :
- Operating System Android 10
- Display 2x 5.6 inch, 4:3 aspect ratio, 1800×1350 (401 ppi) resolution, AMOLED
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- Memory 6GB RAM
- Storage 64GB / 256GB
- Expandable Storage None
- Camera 11MP, ƒ/2.0 1.12um
- Security Fingerprint
- Ports 1x USB-C
- nanoSIM slot
- Battery 3460mAh
- Pen Surface Pen
Since the Surface Duo’s design was reportedly finalized, the Snapdragon 855 processor (which the device is equipped with) has already been succeeded by the newer Snapdragon 865. The old chip doesn’t support 5G, so we can expect the price to be considerably lower than its competitors. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, for example, is priced at $1,380.
The Microsoft Surface Duo is taking a different approach to foldable smartphones, which may prove vital when it comes to durability. The device is actually two screens connected by hinges, which can function as one or separately. This may be the edge it needs to surpass its competitors.