Microsoft discontinued the Lumia line in 2016 after the release of the Lumia 650, although it did not intend to be on mobile phones. It took 4 years for this to become a reality, but on September 10, Microsoft Surface Duo arrived, the dual-screen mobile where it sought to improve the productivity of its users.
The product includes a Snapdragon 855, two 5.6-inch AMOLED displays that when opened convert to an 8.3-inch display, a single 11-megapixel camera, and a 3,577 mAh battery. All of this priced at $ 1399 for 128GB and $ 1499 for 256GB. The controversy over this was immediate, with more than one doubt that enough would be sold.
Surface Duo in February in these countries
The mobile was only released in the United States, with the promise that it would reach other countries if their expectations were met. This has happened in the past, with the Surface Book and Surface Studio being the clearest example. These are different and expensive products that seek to offer something very specific, and Microsoft doesn’t want to take enough risks to launch it globally.
From what it seems, it has lived up to expectations, and as they confirmed today, Surface Duo will arrive in France, UK, Germany and Canada in early 2021. They haven’t gave more details, although according to reports Zac a Bowden will arrive in February.
In the coming months, we will be able to find out more about the launch and its official price, although if we take a look at other Redmond products, we should expect the 256GB version to cost € 1,650. Of course, this is speculation and the price may vary.
Currently, Surface Duo has Android 10, although the update to Android 11 is already in development. Microsoft has promised 3 years of software updates, Android 11 being the first, not counting monthly security of course.