Microsoft Surface Duo – The Next-Gen Phone from Microsoft
Microsoft has recently unveiled the most anticipated new dual-screen phone that offers unique features and experience.
The phone is available in a gorgeous Glacier tone and it looks like a book.
It comes pre-loaded with the Microsoft applications that are fine-tuned to improve productivity.
There are several companies like Samsung, LG, Huawei that are pushing the Dual display tech; and we are now getting some more usable phones than the first iterations launched in the last 2 years.
This dual-screen slimmest phone comes with a thickness of 4.8mm when both the screens are open and 9.9mm when it’s folded.
It weighs nearly 250g and has a dual battery of capacity 3577mAh with 18W charging support.
The single-screen size measures 5.6 inches AMOLED display with 1350 * 1800 pixels resolution, 401 PPI, and 4:3 aspect ratio.
The dual-screen holds a display of huge 8.1 inches, 2700 * 1800 pixels resolution, and 3:2 aspect ratio.
It rotates on 360 Degree hinge.
The phone allows us to work separately on a single display or both according to our requirements.
Further, It allows us to run two different apps at the same time. The material guarding the display to protect it from wear and tear is Corning Gorilla Glass.
Notably, there is a single camera on the inner side of the 11MP lens with f/2.0 aperture.
It supports 4K at 60 fps and image stabilization.
To experience the dual-screen as a whole, the company has used the most powerful processor to give the most stable performance. Powering the phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor.
It runs on Android, albeit a heavily skinned version of Google’s mobile OS.
As far as the memory is managed, it comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage space.
The decent dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo comes with the price tag starting from roughly $1399 (INR 1,03,999).
Earlier Leaks and Rumors About the Microsoft Surface Mobile
Microsoft is planning to launch the Surface Pro phone next year. We may get to see a new line of smartphones beyond the Lumia Series.
The new series of phones will be known as the surface Pro mobiles as reported by the Business Insider.
For starters: the new surface phone will be the company’s next flagship phone and its code-named as “Juggernaut Alpha“. The same codename that was heard a few months ago, when a GPS log leaked from the Microsoft campus.
Microsoft Surface Phone – An Incredible Windows Phone
The first leaks for the Microsoft Surface Pro were leaked back in Aug’15, and now again some more news has come about the incredible phone Microsoft is developing.
A surface phone sounds interesting as Microsoft currently has only the Lumia Series (Lumia 950 and 950 XL). Notably, Microsoft has launched smartphones like the Lumia 650 and Lumia 550 in the last few months to target mid-range buyers.
Windows Phones lack market presence dearly. Even Mr. Satya Nadela would love to have a flagship to compete with the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.
The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are good, but good is not something flagship buyers are looking for, they want the great, the greatest from Microsoft.
The Surface Pro phones will come with the flagship tag, along with outstanding features and specs.
Moreover, the leaked surface PRO screenshot also shows that the device is running on the upcoming OS – Windows 10 for Mobile.
Besides, Surface pro mobiles will take some more time to get launched. They are expected to hit the market in early 2017.
Nevertheless, there is a lot of catching up to be done by the Windows 10 mobiles. And probably Microsoft is secretly burning the midnight oil to make the user experience at par compared to their arch-rivals.
Microsoft Surface Phone Powered By SD 830 and 8 GB RAM
Based on the new leaks, the Microsoft Surface phones will run on the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and an insane 8 GB of Ram. Is Microsoft planning a compact PC in the form of the new Surface phone? It is hard to tell.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 is not going to release before next year. However, the idea of having 8 GB of ram is entirely plausible. We already have many smartphones running on 6 GB RAM.
Also, the leaked report gave a specs sheet of the upcoming device. For photography, the surface phone has a 20.1 MP pure view camera. Additionally, it has an input device named surface pen, similar to the S-Pen of the Galaxy Note series.
TECHNICAL SPECS FOR NEW MICROSOFT SURFACE MOBILE
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 Chipset.
- 8 GB RAM.
- 64/128 GB internal storage with micro SD supports up to 256 GB.
- 21 MP Pure-view camera with Carl Zeiss Optics.
- 12 MP wide-angle front camera.
- 5.5 inch AMOLED screen.
- 1440*2560 pixels display resolution.
- Corning’s Gorilla glass 5.
- Windows 10 Operating system.
- Wireless charging.
- USB type C.
- AluminiumUni body Design.
It may all come out to be true in the future but for now, let’s take it with a pinch of salt as rumors after all are rumors. We will update the story, as we get some more news on the Microsoft Surface Mobiles.