Will you buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 or wait for the Surface Duo 2?

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Hands On S Pen Notes
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Hands On S Pen Notes (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Windows Central)

First impressions are in for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3. Michael Fisher, also known as MrMobile, and Android Central's Nicholas Sutrich have each shared their initial thoughts on the larger of Samsung's new folding phones. There's a lot to unpack, including a more durable design, S Pen support, a better hinge, and an under-display camera. With all of those fancy specs, we want to know if the Galaxy Fold 3 has drawn your attention away from the upcoming Surface Duo 2.

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 isn't officially announced yet, but it should arrive later this year. Unlike the original Surface Duo, we expect the Surface Duo 2 to have the features that people would expect from a smartphone, including NFC, better cameras, and the latest specs.

While we don't know all of the details about the Surface Duo 2, we do know about the Galaxy Fold 3. Samsung's larger foldable features a foldable display, runs on a Snapdragon 888 processor, and has a 7.6-inch dynamic 120Hz AMOLED display. That display also has a camera underneath it, which is a first from Samsung. The Galaxy Fold 3 also works with the S Pen Pro and S Pen Foldable Edition, making it more useful for productivity.

The biggest difference between the Surface Duo 2 and the Galaxy Fold 3 is that the Duo has two displays that run side-by-side while the Galaxy Fold 3 has a main display that folds (it also has a display for when using the phone flipped around). People are often split between these setups. Microsoft argues that using two displays is better for productivity and multitasking, while many people prefer a folding display because it allows a phone to convert into a tablet.

Which device are you most tempted to purchase? Let us know in the poll above and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.