Microsoft says Surface Duo is coming Sept. 10 for $1399

Microsoft’s Floor Duo goals to alter how we have a look at tablets and phons.


Microsoft in an early morning blog post Wednesday mentioned it’s going to start accepting preorders for the Floor Duo handheld gadget it first revealed last year. The software program large mentioned the gadget will launch Sept. 10 and begin at $1,399 for its 128GB model.

The Floor Duo options two 5.6-inch screens linked by a pair of what Microsoft calls “dual-axis” 360-degree hinges. The know-how Microsoft developed for the Floor Duo permits the screens to put flat on a desk going through up, be folded right into a tent mode with screens going through out, held like a guide with screens going through inward, or closed like a clamshell.

The Floor Duo’s design stands out from different super-sized telephones corresponding to final yr’s Samsung Galaxy Fold, which retailed for $1,980, and Huawei’s Mate X, which value an equal of $2,400 when it launched final yr too. Each these telephones featured a big single display that may be folded in half, quite than Microsoft’s dual-screen gadget.

The Floor Duo additionally runs on a modified version of Google’s Android software, which powers practically all gadgets that are not made by Apple. Microsoft mentioned it selected Android due to the app catalog it already has.

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Ian Sherr