Last month, Microsoft disappointed thousands of fans who have been eagerly waiting for the Surface Duo by announcing that the product would be launching exclusively in the United States, with no plans to bring it to other markets for the foreseeable future. Adding insult to injury, Microsoft refused to provide any kind of timeframe for the fans who have been saving to buy one.
Surface Duo may be a wide phone, but don't let the internet fool you. In real life, Microsoft's dual-screen Android mobile fits easily into your front and rear pockets, and even a blazer. Here is how Surface Duo stacks up against iPhone 11, a US Passport, and the giant Mate 20 X.
Samsung unveiled more details about its upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 today. The folding phone features a larger cover display, smaller bezels, and packs in high-end specs, but does it steal your eye away from the Surface Duo?
We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, Dan has a Surface Duo in hand and provides his impressions of the hardware while carefully skirting questions about software as he continues testing the new device. He and Zac also talk about Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.487 rolling out to the Beta and Release Channels.
Surface Duo units just landed in reviewers' hands, just ahead of the device's September 10 launch. Join Windows Central executive editor Daniel Rubino for his unboxing and initial hands-on impressions of the Duo's slick hardware.
The Microsoft Surface Duo arrives on September 10th in the United States. There's a lot that is unique about Microsoft's first dual-screen Surface, and first attempt at Android. We put together all the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about this new productivity device, including price, OS, display tech, LTE bands, carriers, and pre-installed apps.
Unfortunately for Microsoft fans outside of the U.S., Surface Duo is only launching in Microsoft's home country (to start, at least). Fortunately, there is an easy way to order one if you're in the international crowd. Here's how.
Surface Duo isn't set to arrive until September 10, but you can already get an early peek at one. Select Best Buy stores already have the Surface Duo on display, but you'll want to call ahead to make sure your store is one of them.
Surface Duo’s success or failure will solely depend on whether Microsoft has nailed the software. That’s the number one concern most people interested in this device should have. I know there are a load of debates out there regarding the hardware, including whether dual-screen makes sense when foldable displays are a thing. But I’m here to tell you that none of that matters if the software on this device isn’t perfect.
Just about everyone knows Surface Duo does not have NFC, therefore no support for contactless NFC payments. But there's a simple solution that you may already have: a smartwatch or wearable. Here are the ones that work with Surface Duo and worth considering if you need this feature, but also really want Microsoft's latest dual-screen mobile.
It isn't exactly widely advertised, but Microsoft is holding a bunch of online demos and Q&A sessions for Surface Duo in the leadup to launch. You can register and join from Microsoft's workshops and training page now.
Here's our first real look at the camera app on Surface Duo, including all its specific photo modes and even the first run walkthrough that explains how to take photos using the Surface Duo's unique form factor. These screenshots were captured during a private live Q&A stream about the Surface Duo, hosted by the Microsoft Store.
After the launch of Surface Duo, Microsoft posted an overview of how it has handled securing the device. One of the more interesting nuggets to come out of the documentation is that Surface Duo has its own, custom UEFI that will allow Microsoft to "respond directly" to potential firmware security threats.