At the event in New York on Wednesday, Microsoft is making an Android phone. And it has two screens. The Windows software maker showed off its device, known as the Surface Duo. The company mentioned the two screens (slightly different design than Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Fold) would make customers more productive, and it showed a video of people utilizing a stylus with the phone. The device has two 5.6-inch displays that expand to an 8.3-inch device.
It did not provide many other details about the Surface Duo which joins another, larger dual-screen device; the Surface Neo, however, stated it is going to be available in holiday 2020. The event additionally saw the launch of Windows 10 X software for dual-screen devices. Other prosaic new products included the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 7 tablets, Surface Earbuds and the SQ1 custom Arm chip.
By partnering with Google, the Surface Duo will be capable of run apps from the Google Play Store.
“This product carries the very best of Microsoft, and company partnering with Google to deliver the best possible of Android in one product,” Microsoft Product Chief Panos Panay stated. “This is industry pushing technology.”