This year, Microsoft released their first ever smartphone under the Microsoft brand. The company has released smartphones in the past albeit under the Nokia branding, so with the launch of the Surface Duo, it marks the company’s first official steps in the smartphone market under the Microsoft banner.
Last year, Microsoft announced their dual screen Android smartphone, the Surface Duo. For those who have been eagerly anticipating the device, you’ll be pleased to learn that Microsoft has finally made the handset available for order, although at a price point of $1,399, it will not come cheap.
Last year, Microsoft made a somewhat surprising announcement when they revealed that they would be making smartphones again. The company would also be coming back in a pretty big way with a dual screen device in the form of the Surface Duo. The handset is expected to launch this year, and we’re now one step closer to launch.
Back in 2019, Microsoft announced the Surface Duo. It was a rather exciting announcement given that we have been hearing rumors about a Surface branded smartphone for the longest time ever. The phone was scheduled for a 2020 launch, and it looks like that will still happen, albeit with some bad news to accompany it.
Last year Microsoft unveiled the Surface Neo, a dual screen Microsoft Windows 10X device. If you were hoping to get your hands on it this year, you might be disappointed to learn that might not be happening. This is according to a report from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley who claims that Microsoft might have delayed it to 2021.
While Microsoft might have yet to fully embrace the foldable smartphone design, the company does seem to think that a hybrid device such as a smartphone that can transform into a tablet does have merit. This is why back in 2019, the company announced the Surface Duo, an Android smartphone that can be folded and comes with dual displays.
Ever since Microsoft launched their Surface tablets and laptops, one device missing from that category is a smartphone. For years, we have heard rumors that a Surface smartphone could be in the works, and now it looks like the device has finally showed up, although not necessarily in the way you might think.