What you need to know about Microsoft’s new $1,400, dual-screen smartphone

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:40 in Physics & Chemistry

It's like a multi-monitor setup in your pocket. (Microsoft/)In the spring of 2019, folding smartphones felt imminent. Samsung was about to launch the flashy, expensive Galaxy Z Fold and numerous other manufacturers were showing off flexible prototypes and concepts designed to free us from the monolithic smartphone design. Then the Galaxy Fold stumbled when the screen and hinge proved too fragile for typical use. Just as Samsung got a solid fix in place for its $2,000+ device, Microsoft introduced its different approach to folding devices. The Surface Duo employs two typical touchscreens held together with a hinge. They can work together or separately and avoid the possibly durability and reliability issues involved with creasing a delicate piece of electronics. Now, the better part of a year later, Microsoft has announced the pricing, specs, and availability for the Surface Duo. It’s up for pre-order today for $1,399, which is considerably cheaper than...

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