Last year Microsoft announced its new foldable smartphone i.e. the Surface Duo. However, since then there were no details of the device. Now there are rumours that they will launch the device in early August probably with the release of Android 11. The design of the device is almost similar to the Surface Duo laptop that was launched last year. Now what’s interesting is that the device will be updated to Android 11 soon after the launch.
Android 11 update for Surface Duo!
As said above, there are pieces of news on the web that Microsoft is planning to give Android 11 soon after the launch i.e. in weeks or a month. However, it will run on Android 10 when launched. According to Windows Latest, the reason behind for which they had decided to go with Android 10 is because of the compatibility issues, and updated release timeline. The brand is also optimizing their apps like Edge, and outlook for working perfectly in two screens. It will be one of the first devices to be updated to the Android 11.
Microsoft Surface Duo Specifications
The device will feature the Snapdragon 855+ SoC, and a foldable screen with two 5.6-inch AMOLED screens with a Full HD+ resolution. They had also confirmed that it will not be a 5G capable. However, Microsoft didn’t reveal any of the other specifications other than this. The displays can be rotated up to 360 degrees, and it can be used as an 8.3-inch tablet.
What’s more interesting is that one can run two different apps in each of the screens. Apart from this, it can be turned on to landscape mode, and the second display can be used as a keyboard. This is the first time the brand is making a smartphone since the death of Windows phone in 2017. There are other leaks that suggest that it will come with 64 or 256GB of storage variants. It will also pack a 3,460mAh battery, and a single 11MP camera.
The brand is aiming to taker over the Galaxy Fold 2 which will be launching on August 5. They are also adding more Android engineers for the development of Surface Duo. Microsoft will be launching the device before Samsung does. Sometimes it may get delayed due to the on-going COVID 19 pandemic.