Surface Duo Could Be Here Before August

Surface Duo Launch

Fascinating. It looks like that Microsoft may be getting ready to launch its dual screen Surface Duo sooner than expected. And we can thank the looming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 for this.

The Korean company is pondering an August 5 launch for this device, which is a successor to the original Galaxy Fold. That company’s first folding phone hit store shelves on September 6, 2019, but suffered from reliability issues right out the gates.

Since then we have seen other foldable phones see daylight, including the likes of the Huawei Mate X, and those sporting a clamshell form factor like the Samsung Z Flip and the Motorola Razr.

All the while, Microsoft had been hard at work readying its first Android handset, the Surface Duo.

And the software titan, in full knowledge of the fact that it will not be easy to compete with juggernauts of the smartphone industries like Samsung, is thinking about the best course of action that sees its upcoming headset to success.

Word is that the company wants to launch the Surface Duo before the Galaxy Fold 2 is announced.

If this holds true, and things go according to plan, then the Duo could start shipping in less than two months from today.

Frankly, this is the best course of action.

Launching the Surface Duo before the Galaxy Fold 2 not only gives it a chance to stay in spotlight longer, but also gives it a solid shot at carving out some mindshare for itself before company arrives. And this is doubly important, seeing that the device will not come with flagship specs.

Microsoft is apparently serious about dual screen devices, and trying to beat the Galaxy Fold 2 to market makes all kind of sense.


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