One of the most interesting devices in recent memory, we mean Microsoft’s Surface Duo, which received the first big discount directly from the Microsoft Store. It was originally sold for $ 1,400 for the 128GB version, but the price of this copy has now been reduced by $ 200 to $ 1,200. The 256GB version has also been shrunk by $ 200, and is now priced at $ 1,300. However, there is currently no information available about the validity period of these offers.
Recently, a raft of reports have circulated about the quality problem in the new Surface Duo, and it also turns out to be very difficult to fix. It should also be noted that Microsoft provides Accidental Damage Coverage for $ 199, which covers all mechanical and accidental damages for a full two years.
There is still no word on whether the Surface Duo will make its way to other markets or whether it will remain exclusive to the US market.
As a reminder, the Surface Duo includes two 5.6-inch OLED screens with FUllHD + resolution for each one, an eight-core Snapdragon 855 processor, as well as a 3577mAh battery.
The Surface Duo also includes a single 11-megapixel camera with a 2.0-aperture lens located on the top right of the screen next to the LED flash. Microsoft is promoting the “super zoom” feature with digital zoom up to 7x. This camera is also capable of recording videos in 4K at 60 frames per second and comes with EIS technology.
The most distinctive feature of Surface Duo is its versatility in multitasking, given that this device runs on Android 10 and brings with it a special interface that Microsoft considers will change the rules of gameplay in terms of productivity on the go. Microsoft reworked the Office and OneDrive apps specifically for the Surface Duo, and third-party apps like Kindle have also made their way to Surface Duo.
Surface Duo will also work with all existing Android apps and comes with its own algorithms that can predict where you want to display content and how to open new apps alongside each other.
The 360-degree rotatable hinge provides multiple modes of use and different use cases, and both screens come with support for Microsoft’s Surface Pen. Moreover, Surface Duo is incredibly thin – only 9.6mm thick when folded. Despite the small capacity of the battery, it is rated as being able to provide 15.5 hours of watching videos saved in the device and up to 27 hours of conversations. Surface Duo also comes with an 18W charger.
The random memory in the Surface Duo is 6GB, while the internal memory is 128GB or 256GB, although it is not expandable via MicroSD.