The Surface Duo launched back in August 2020 but it has been exclusive to the USA. That changes next week as Microsoft plans to announce it in a handful of new markets. Ahead of this wider release, Microsoft has also slashed the price of the device by a significant amount in the US.
Microsoft will launch the dual-screen device in Canada, France, Germany, and the UK on February 18 reports The Verge. The Surface Duo will be sold for €1,549 in Germany and £1,349 in the UK. Buyers in the UK will be able to grab it at the official Microsoft Store and Currys PC World.
Looking at the above prices, one can’t help but feel sad knowing that the Surface Duo has gotten a $400 price cut in the US. So it sells for $999 instead of $1,399 for the base model with 128GB of storage and $1,099 instead of $1,499 for the 256GB version.
The Surface Duo is a dual-screen device that opens like a small notebook. It has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be opened completely backward, allowing the user to use one of the two screens. When opened, the two AMOLED displays have a combined size of 8.1-inches with a resolution of 2700 x 1080. Each display measures 5.6-inches and has a resolution of 1800 x 1350.
There is a Snapdragon 855 processor inside the device with 6GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of non-expandable storage. There is a single 11MP camera on the device, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a nano-SIM slot, and an eSIM. Its battery capacity is 3577mAh and it supports 18W fast charging.
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