Although Microsoft do not want to call their most recently launched product a phone, this two-screen, foldable device that runs on android can be carried around and used just like other smartphones.
The reason Microsoft don’t want to simply call it a phone is because it has imagined the Surface devices to be a new way to combine the uses of a laptop, smartphone and tablet all in one pocket-sized device.
“Imagine being able to take a Microsoft Teams call on one screen and look something up on the web or view a document on another. Or simply being able to watch Netflix while doing email or chat. Switching seamlessly between tasks, without having to switch between devices,” Microsoft Product Manager, Panos Palay said in his blog.
The idea is that this device will respond to the way people naturally multi-task, making it easier to get things done on the go and all in one place.
This smaller, pocket sized version of the Surface Neo has the same 360-degree hinge, two paper-thin 14cm screens that unfold into a 21cm surface and is designed to be used in any mode you like. Unlike the Neo, it will run solely on Android operating systems, rather than Microsoft X, with access to the apps we all know and love.
According to TechCrunch, the Microsoft Surface Duo will only be released at the end of 2020.
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