Apple may face one of its biggest Android rival in Microsoft’s new phone

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Microsoft's first


smartphone is here --Surface Duo. And from the looks of it, the dual-screen Android smartphone looks like a formidable rival to


iPhone. Announced almost a year back (October 2019), the buzz about

Microsoft Surface Duo

has been floating almost since then. The smartphone has now gone on pre-orders in the US. Sales will start from September 10.
The phone sports two 5.6-inch, 1800 x 1350, 60Hz OLED panels joined by a hinge that the company claims has been in the works for years. These two displays can come together to form a larger display. When open, it features 8.1-inch Dual PixelSense Fusion AMOLED displays with 2700x1800 pixels resolution and 401 PPI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The 360-degree hinge allows the phone to lay flat on a table, unfolded.
The base 6GB+128GB variant of the dual-screen Android phone has been priced at $1,399 (about Rs 1,04,656). There is a higher, 6GB+256GB variant of the smartphone also. There is only one colour the device comes in: Glacier.

Surface Duo weighs about 250 gram. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. There are two UFS3.0 storage variants the device comes in: 128GB and 256GB.
For imaging duties, the Android phone is equipped with 11MP Adaptive camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.0 µm, PDAF and 84.0° diagonal FOV optimised with AI for front and rear. The phone supports 4K video recording (30fps and 60fps). It is backed by 3577mAh dual battery and comes with 18W fast charging support.
There are two versions of the device: An Unlocked version (AT&T and T-Mobile) with eSIM and a locked AT&T version without the eSIM. There has been no confirmation regarding Microsoft Surface Duo’s launch in India.

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