Last week, Microsoft unveiled Surface Duo, a pocketable dual-screen mobile device that's coming at the end of next year. This is a project we at Windows Central have been following for almost three years under the internal codename "Andromeda." Initially positioned as a Windows Core OS device, Surface Duo will now be shipping as an Android device instead, a move that few of us were expecting, but is absolutely the right call.
The Microsoft Surface Duo brings a lot of cool new tech to the table for 2020, but its design and usage makes less sense without a corresponding wearable. Here are three reasons why the Surface team is likely thinking about making a Surface band. And if they're not, well, that's just crazy.
One thing you may have immediately noticed from the Surface Duo phone reveal was the lack of a rear-firing camera. At least, when you ignore the fact the front-facing camera can wrap around due to the folding form factor. What about a reverse camera, though?
This week was a huge on for Microsoft, with the launch of the Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, and the reveal of Surface Duo and Surface Neo. Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino recently appeared on Your Tech Report to chat about all of it.
At the big Microsoft Surface event on October 2, Redmond unveiled two folding tablets with two very different identities. For Windows Phone fans, it's the "non-phone" Neo that could prove to be the chosen one.