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1 month ago by Dan Thorp-Lancaster
Get an inside look at how Microsoft announced Surface Duo to the press.
Ahead of the Surface Duo's launch earlier this week, Microsoft's Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, delivered a briefing to the press to reveal more on the device, along with its price and release date. Now, you can check out that press briefing for yourself to learn more about how Microsoft is positioning Surface Duo.
The briefing offers a deep dive into how the Surface Duo functions, including how apps span across screens and behave as you dive into work. You also get a better look at why Panay says the Surface Duo is more than just a phone.
The Surface Duo brings two 5.6-inch displays together in one device with Android 10. Microsoft has customized its Android apps to work well with two displays. Regular apps can also be paired to open two at once, with one hitting each screen.
The Surface Duo has received some criticism for features it's lacking, like NFC and wireless charging. "Surface Duo is purpose-built for mobile productivity and giving people new ways to complete complex tasks while away from their computer," Microsoft said after Duo's launch. "With this core priority complete, we will listen to customer feedback and apply that lens to future iterations of the product."
Surface Duo is available to preorder now starting at $1,400.
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