Officially … Microsoft starts selling its dual-screen phone


About a year after it was announced in early October 2019, Microsoft today, Thursday, officially started selling its dual-screen Android smartphone (Surface Duo).

The Surface Duo phone is available in the United States of America, and the American software giant had previously announced the price of the device, which is available at $ 1,399.99 for the 128 GB of internal memory option, and at $ 1,499.99 for the 256 GB option. The phone does not come with the ability to expand the internal storage memory.

Buyer can get a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal for half the price: $ 50 or $ 35; Respectively. It is also possible to subscribe for a price of $ 200 for mechanical failure and accidental damage protection, as well as unlimited technical support.

Surface Duo is available with the Surface Slim Pen at a separate price of $ 111, plus a protective cover at a separate $ 40 and InvisibleShield glass protector at $ 60.

The Surface Duo, which Microsoft relies on a lot, offers two separate OLED screens measuring 5.6 inches each, with a resolution of 1800 x 1350 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 4: 3. The two screens are connected together by a 360-degree hinge to form a larger 8.1-inch PixelSense Fusion display with a resolution of 2700 x 1800 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 3: 2.

And unlike foldable devices, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the Surface Duo uses a Gorilla Glass protection glass, and its screens are designed to work in a similar way to multiple screens on a Windows computer.

The thickness of the device is 4.8 mm in its unfolded shape, and according to Microsoft, this will make it the thinnest mobile device on the market, however, the thickness rises to about 9.6 mm when folded.

Microsoft uses an 11-megapixel camera, which includes automatic low-light modes, and supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 frames per second, with electronic image stabilization. There is only one front camera that can be used for video calls.

The device contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. The phone also contains two batteries divided under both screens, with a capacity of 3577 mAh.


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