The most unexpected announcement of the presentation of Microsoft was not even a folding tablet laptop Surface Neo, but a smartphone Surface Duo. In fact, this is the same "Neo", but only in a reduced size and with Android as the operating system.
A minimum of information is known about the device. The Surface Duo is a small copy of the Surface Neo with two 5.6-inch displays that, when expanded, form one with a diagonal of 8.3 inches. The hinge between the two halves allows you to rotate them 360 degrees, which opens up many scenarios for using the gadget.
According to Microsoft, the Surface Duo was developed in close collaboration with Google. Companies have optimized the Android operating system for convenient work with two displays. They can work both together and separately from each other, displaying different applications.
According to Redmond, this decision takes multitasking on a smartphone to a whole new level. Two large displays allow you to conveniently work immediately with two applications. In addition, the Surface Duo can be folded into a laptop and use a single screen for typing.
According to available information, a Snapdragon 855 processor is installed inside the Surface Duo, and Android 9 Pie with a launcher from Microsoft is used as the operating system. Other specifications have not yet been announced.
Like the Surface Neo, the Surface Duo will be available for the New Year holidays. The price of the smartphone has not been announced.