Microsoft’s Surface Duo: We Are Dealing With a Dual-Screen Device That’s Not a Smartphone

We now know more about Microsoft’s new dual-screen Surface Duo phone. But there is one interesting detail that intrigues us: the company does not call it a smartphone.

The company has not really talked about the features of the devices, but we were able to find some details about the device. The device is something between an interactive whiteboard and a folding phone. It will run Android and not Windows 10.

The company announced Surface Duo last October. Even if it runs a mobile operating system (let us remind you that you will be able to make phone calls and send texts), the company does not describe it as being a phone at all. It won’t come with 5G support, because there’s an issue with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, that needs an internal redesign.

The device has two 5.6-inch displays, which basically equals two iPhone XS screens. Both of them have a resolution of 1800 x 1350, with 401 pixels for every inch. There is also a fingerprint sensor.

The difference between foldable screen devices and Surface Duo stands in the two separate screens connected by a 360-degree hinge.

People still need to get used to these foldable phones – we cannot say they are exactly cheap. Samsung, Huawei, LG have already launched some devices, and they are expensive. They anticipated the consumer interest, but we have not seen that into sales yet.

Samsung had to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold after the device broke just days after people got their devices. The reviews were bad, so they had to work on it some more.

We know that Microsoft discontinued the Windows Phone line back in 2015, but Surface Duo might bring them back to the market at some point.


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