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Would you buy a Surface Duo?

Surface Duo

Back in October, Microsoft unveiled their Surface Duo – an interesting dual-screen phone powered by Android.

The Duo has a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage – with a 256GB tier available for $1,499.

The dual displays are both 5.6-inch AMOLED screens with a display resolution of 1800×1350. The camera is a feeble 11MP lens with an f/2.0 aperture.

The device also doesnt have NFC, 5G or a high refresh rate for the display.

The dual-screened device is made available only to users in the U.S. for a whopping $1,399 and today, Microsoft announced that the Surface Duo will launch in Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany in “early 2021”.

Surface Duo Review Video

Surface Duo Specifications

  • Two 5.6-inch AMOLED displays running at a resolution of 1,800×1,350 pixels separately
  • 8.3 inches of total screen real estate when opened fully, running at an effective resolution of 2,700×1,800 pixels
  • Snapdragon 855, 6GB DRAM
  • LTE 4×4 MIMO (Not 5G), supports AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the US
  • Fingerprint reader
  • USB-C charger
  • 128GB or 256GB of internal storage
  • Mono speaker
  • 11-megapixel camera, f2.0 with electronic image stabilization

The Question

With a base price of $1199 to $1399, we’re curious, would you buy this device?

Let us know in the comments below.

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