The Surface Duo finally got a September 10 release date today, and preorders are starting to go live. We've already seen preorders arrive on the Microsoft Store, while AT&T is set to launch them tonight. Now, you can also add Best Buy to the list, too.
Best Buy has both Surface Duo models available to preorder. You can pick up the model with 128GB of storage for $1,400, while the 256GB model costs $1,500. Both are expected to ship on the September 10 launch date.
Surface Duo is Microsoft's approach to a mobile productivity device, giving users two screens to boost multitasking. It's also incredibly thin, giving it distinctly light look despite its width. Here's a quick look at everything Microsoft has packed inside:
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Display||Single: 5.6 inch (1800x1350), 401 ppi, 4:3 aspect ratio
Opened: 8.1 inch (2700x1800), 401 ppi, 3:2 aspect ratio
Wide color gamut: 100% SRGB and 100% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Network||WiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
LTE: 4x4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL
|SIM||Nano SIM + eSIM (no eSIM on AT&T model)|
|Network Bands||FDD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,19 20,25,26,28,29,30,66
GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900
|Storage||128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0|
|Camera||11MP, ƒ/2.0 1.0um, PDAF, 84.0° diagonal FOV
Optimized with AI for front and rear
Dual mic with noise suppression and echo cancellation
Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
|Ports||1x USB-C 3.1|
Up to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback
Up to 10 days of Standby Time
Up to 27 hours of Talk Time
Fast Charging using 18W in-box power supply
|Pen||Surface Pen (not included)|
|Dimensions||Open: 145.2mm (H) x 186.9mm (W) x 4.8mm (T)
Closed: 145.2mm (H) x 93.3mm (W) x 9.9mm (T at hinge)
If you're planning to pick up a Surface Duo from Best Buy, the big-box retailer also has Zagg screen protectors for the device available for $40. Also note that, according to CNET, Microsoft is offering zero percent interest financing through its store, while AT&T will offer Duo on its Next Up program.
Microsoft Surface Duo
Two screens are better than one.
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