What you need to know

  • Microsoft announced the Surface Duo, a foldable Android phone, today.
  • A video debuting alongside the Surface Duo gives us a much closer look at how it will work.
  • Surface Duo is expected to launch in the holiday 2020 timefram.

Microsoft had quite the shocker for anyone watching its Surface 2019 event today: Surface Duo. The device is a foldable phone that is the little brother to the new Surface Neo, marking Microsoft's entry back into the phone market.

Surface Duo will have access to the Google Play Store and runs Microsoft Launcher. Microsoft is placing a large emphasis on productivity with the Duo, thanks to its dual screens and ability to multitask.

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We won't be able to get our hands on the Surface Duo until holiday 2020, but you can get a much closer look at the device in the preview video above.

Here's everything Microsoft announced at its Surface 2019 event