Microsoft wasn’t kidding last year when it announced the Surface Duo, an Android phone with two 5.6-inch screens that hang on the hinge for it to unfold into a tablet. The company has confirmed it will launch the device on September 10, priced at $ 1,399.
The two OLED displays have an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and a resolution of 1800 x 1350 pixels. Together they form an 8.1-inch screen with 2700 x 1800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. They are both protected by Gorilla Glass and work with Microsoft̵
Under the hood is the Surface Duo with a powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage and a 3,577 mAh battery. The spec nerds among you will realize that these specs aren’t quite up to date, but they’re not too shabby either. I’m equally intrigued by the modest battery life on this dual-display device and Microsoft’s claim that it will last all day.
Unlike most phones these days, the Surface Duo only has a single camera – an 11-megapixel f / 2.0 shooter that has a low-light mode, HDR multi-shot, 4K video recording at 30 and 60 frames per Second and up to 7x digital zoom supported.
The foldable phone can run any Android app and also supports some cool tricks in optimized apps, such as: B. opening links from an email side by side on the second display.
At $ 1,400, it’s clearly out of the reach of most people in the new phone market. On top of that, however, it also has the difficult challenge of standing up for a dual-screen device, which the Samsung Galaxy Fold series still takes its time with.
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Published on August 12, 2020 – 12:58 UTC