In October 2019, Microsoft announced Surface Duo along with Surface Neo. As the Windows 10X is not ready yet, Microsoft delayed its Surface Neo with no time frame. However, the Surface Duo will make an appearance ahead of the original ‘Holiday 2020’ release.
As per the report of Windows Central, Surface Duo will release on the week of August 24, which means there is only a couple of weeks left to release the smartphone.
Moreover, several Microsoft executives have shared photos of themselves using the Surface Duo, including the company’s Chief Product Officier Panos Panay.
This altogether a different strategy by Microsoft. The company first made the announcement in the Surface Event in October 2019, which is just a tease where specifications and the price haven’t been disclosed. In the event also, journalists weren’t even allowed to check or touch the device.
After the announcement, several leaks have been surfaced online. Under the hood, the Android-powered Surface Duo is expected to be equipped with last year’s Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The Surface Duo will have a dual 5.6-inch display with a single front-facing 11MP camera.
The main reason that the Surface Duo isn’t delayed because it will be an Android-powered smartphone, whereas the Surface Neo will have the new Windows 10X OS, which the firm is building from square one.