Microsoft Folding Smartphone Dual Screen Finally in the UK

Okonu Deborah
Feb 25 · 3 min read
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Microsoft has announced that the Surface Duo, it's dual-screen phone, is now available to purchase in the UK.

The device will be priced at £1,349 from Microsoft’s own website or Currys PC World, starting from 18 February.

The Surface Duo was originally announced in October 2019, competing with other foldable devices like the Huawei Mate XS

Huawei Mate XS

and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.E.g.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.E.g.

These devices however, the Surface Duo closes like a book with two screens on the inside, rather than having one on the outside.

At the same time, Microsoft announced a new operating system called Windows 10X, designed specifically for dual-screen devices - but that does not feature on this device.

Instead, the Surface Duo runs Google's Android operating system to handle coordination of the phone's two 5.6in displays.

Other specs include:

  • 3577mAh dual battery.
  • 11MP f/2.0 camera.
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor.
  • 128GB or 256GB of internal storage with 16GB of RAM.

Following the failure of Windows Phone, Microsoft reasoned that its next stage in mobile development could not run Windows. Instead it needed Android, with Google Maps and the Play Store - and access to the millions of apps users expect, an issue that specifically hindered Windows Phones, Protocol reported.

The company took great pains to ensure that two separate apps can open on each of the screens. And honestly, the gap is actually kind of a plus when multitasking with two apps open, creating a clear delineation between the two sides", Brian Heater argues.

News From: https://www.independent.co.uk

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