Microsoft might release the dual-screen Surface Duo next month

Hoping to beat Samsung to the punch, Microsoft is reportedly pushing up its release date

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch its first dual-screen device, the Surface Duo, as soon as July.

The smartphone world was recently introduced to foldable smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the Huawei Mate X are some examples. Microsoft is looking to do something different with the Surface Duo, which instead of having a glitch-prone foldable screen, will sport two separate displays. 

Windows Central’s Zac Bowden tweeted on June 12 that he’d been told Microsoft wanted to push up the launch of its dual-screen phone in order to beat its competitors' next-generation devices to market.

Samsung currently has an August 2 release date planned for its Galaxy Fold 2 smartphone. 

The Surface Duo, which was first shown off in October last year, will be an Android phone that opens like a book. Each screen will be 5.6 inches, and the phone will come with a stylus and up to 256 GB of internal storage.

Part phone, part tablet, the Microsoft website claims the “Surface Duo brings together the best of Microsoft and Android to reimagine productivity on the go.” 

The website also states the Surface Duo will arriving this holiday season, but it could be that this hasn't been updated since Microsoft changed its launch plans.

Bowden isn't the only one that has heard about a potentially imminent launch. Windows Central reported in February that Microsoft wants to launch the Surface Duo in the summer because "both the hardware and software are pretty much done." 

Microsoft is expected to make an announcement within the next few weeks.

Featured Resources

Four cyber security essentials that your board of directors wants to know

The insights to help you deliver what they need

Download now

Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected

Protect your data to protect your company

Download now

Improving cyber security for remote working

13 recommendations for security from any location

Download now

Why CEOS should care about the move to SAP S/4HANA

And how they can accelerate business value

Download now

Recommended

How to unroot Android
Google Android

How to unroot Android

9 Sep 2020
Microsoft Teams to provide multi-account support
Microsoft Office

Microsoft Teams to provide multi-account support

5 Nov 2020
Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge
web browser

Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

3 Nov 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: Another shrunk-down Surface
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: Another shrunk-down Surface

3 Nov 2020

Most Popular

80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them
Security

80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them

20 Nov 2020
Cisco acquires container security startup Banzai Cloud
Security

Cisco acquires container security startup Banzai Cloud

18 Nov 2020
Tech becomes Bristol's fastest growing industry
Business strategy

Tech becomes Bristol's fastest growing industry

24 Nov 2020