That would be a surprise: A report based on informed insiders points to an early launch of the Surface Duo before the summer. The dual display cell phone with Android 10 is de facto finished and should be delivered as quickly as possible due to the Snapdragon 855 chip from the previous year.
Good and potentially bad news for fans of Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual display cell phone, which can be seen in advance in a spy video. As Windows Central recently reported based on some informed sources, Microsoft is apparently planning an early launch before the summer of the year. Surface boss Panos Panay had only spoken in the previous year about a period before the 2020 holidays, which usually means the Christmas holidays, which is why one can definitely speak of an early launch.
The manufacturer apparently wants to bring the foldable alternative to the market as quickly as possible because the hardware specs could represent a certain inhibition threshold, especially for early adopters. Due to the early development, which was launched in 2016 under the code name Andromeda, the small Android notebook does not have multiple cameras, borderless displays and, above all, no 5G support. The processor has been raised to the level of 2019, but this year it is no longer state-of-the-art.
Accordingly, 6 GB RAM and 64 GB memory should be integrated in the basic model in addition to the Snapdragon 855, other configurations with more RAM and memory are planned – but all based on the Qualcomm flagship from the previous year. At the end of 2020, a launch with these specs would probably no longer be a good idea, and the hardware was de facto finished, only the specific software features (such as Peek) are currently being optimized, writes the author Zac Bowden. This should be completed at the beginning of April, which would prevent a limited launch, probably together with Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2, except for the production capacities currently limited by the corona virus.