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Microsoft Surface Duo release date today

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For those of you interested, the Surface Duo goes on general release today but only in the US initially, and reviewer NDA’s lift.

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Up until now, reviewers have all received a unit, but they’ve agreed not to turn them on so have only been able to review the physical design. That being said, early feedback on build quality is extremely positive:




It runs on a custom Android 10 out of the box with an update on the way to 11.

Specs are below and you’ll notice it’s previous gen flagship processor, RAM and battery are a little lower than perhaps expected.

I’m extremely excited about this unit, for the form factor, I’ve always preferred screen real estate, and this would suit me perfectly, obviously hinging on performance and battery life results.

Specs are as follows:

Operating System
Android 10
Display
Single: 5.6 inch (1800x1350), 401 ppi, 4:3 aspect ratio
Opened: 8.1 inch (2700x1800), 401 ppi, 3:2 aspect ratio
Type: AMOLED
Wide color gamut: 100% SRGB and 100% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Network
WiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
LTE: 4x4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL
SIM
Nano SIM + eSIM (no eSIM on AT&T model)
Network Bands
FDD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,19 20,25,26,28,29,30,66
TD-LTE: 38,39,40,41,46
WCDMA: 1,2,5,8
GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900
Memory
6GB RAM
Storage
128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0
Expandable Storage
None
Camera
11MP, ƒ/2.0 1.0um, PDAF, 84.0° diagonal FOV
Optimized with AI for front and rear
Audio
Mono speaker
Dual mic with noise suppression and echo cancellation
Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
Security
Fingerprint
Ports
1x USB-C 3.1
Battery
3,577mAh
Up to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback
Up to 10 days of Standby Time
Up to 27 hours of Talk Time
Fast Charging using 18W in-box power supply
Pen
Surface Pen (not included)
Dimensions
Open: 145.2mm (H) x 186.9mm (W) x 4.8mm (T)
Closed: 145.2mm (H) x 93.3mm (W) x 9.9mm (T at hinge)
Weight: 250 grams
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
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I think I’m going to get it. Despite the drawbacks, which for my uses are mainly early software issues which I’m sure will be addressed with updates, it ticks all the boxes for me for productivity.
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
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Be sure to post your own review when you get it, I’m intrigued... 😁👍
I will, it doesn’t go on sale her until next jan or feb. If they do an actual currency conversion like they did with the Xbox, then it should be around £1100. If they do a straight $ - £ though, I’m not sure I’ll bother.
 
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