Surface Duo release currently set for next month, production has begun
Microsoft's Surface Duo is only weeks away as long as the set release date doesn't change.
What you need to know
- Microsoft's Surface Duo's release date is currently set for the week of August 24, 2020, according to sources.
- As with all dates, the release date of the Surface Duo is subject to change.
- We've previously reported that the Surface Duo will launch at sometime this summer.
Microsoft's Surface Duo is set to release on the week of August 24, 2020. That date comes courtesy of people who spoke with our senior editor Zac Bowden. Production of the Surface Duo has also begun, according to those who spoke with Bowden. As is the case with any device's release date, the release date of the Surface Duo is subject to change.
Initially set for a holiday 2020 release, the Surface Duo has crept up to earlier this year. We reported back in February that Microsoft wants to launch the Surface Duo before the holidays. That desire seems to have been met with the currently set release date.
Surface Duo production has started and will begin shipping to customers the week of August 24th, I'm told. Should be less than a month to go now!Surface Duo production has started and will begin shipping to customers the week of August 24th, I'm told. Should be less than a month to go now!— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) July 29, 2020July 29, 2020
While not a firm indication of an exact release date, the Surface Duo recently passed through the FCC. It's also received Bluetooth SIG certification and appeared in UL LLC certifications.
On top of all of the certifications and what Bowden's been told, several Microsoft executives have shared photos of themselves using the Surface Duo.
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