The dual-screened Surface Duo was announced back in October 2019 and the phone is expected to be officially launched later this year. Microsoft said Surface Duo will hit the market during the December 2020’s Holiday Season, but now it looks like Surface Duo’s launch may be delayed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemics as suggested by some rumors.
The development of Surface Duo’s hardware and software is said to be finished, and the final customizations are also expected to complete by early April 2020. The report makes sense as Surface Duo is actually that long-rumored Andromeda Project, which will be shipped with Windows Core OS.
In 2018, Microsoft swapped Windows Core OS with Google’s Android in Surface Duo Phone/Project Andromeda without changing the Hardware Configurations too much. We don’t know if the Coronavirus could have impact on the production of the phone. Microsoft has already warned revenue will be lower than expected because of coronavirus impact.
Surface Duo: Expected Specifications
The starting variant of Surface Duo is expected to launch with starting 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal support, and it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC. We can also expect a 5G variant of the phone. Other configurations with 8GB or 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of internal storage and other additionals are also expected to be launched.
Surface Duo revealing in October 2020 got two 5.6-inch displays with a resolution of 1350×1800 each and an 8.3-inch display when the screens are opened flat.
Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Z Flip, Motorola’s New Razr, and Huawei Max, Surface Duo is a dual-screen device that uses two separate displays and hinges that offers improved durability and enables 360-degrees rotation support. It can be used in phone mode, Laptop mode with a keyboard on the second display, and tent mode.
We could expect the pricing for Surface Duo to be anywhere between $1200 (Roughly Rs. 94,000) to $1500 (Roughly Rs. 1,15,000).
We could expect Microsoft to announce the Surface Duo in Next Year as reported by Forbes due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemics.