The Microsoft Surface Duo, the dual-screen smartphoneÂ unveiled last October, brought good news and bad news for eager fans in a blog post on Wednesday. The good news is it will ship September 10. The bad news is itâ€™s very expensive.
Microsoft will be charging $1,399 for the base configuration of its dual-screen Duo with 128GB of storage (add $100 for 256GB). Youâ€™re not getting much for your money other than the pleasure of being first. It has last yearâ€™s top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, just 6GB of RAM, a relatively small 3577mAh battery, and a single 11MP camera. Itâ€™s also quite heavy at 250 grams, and not all that pocketable at 145.2mm x 93.3mm x 9.9mm (versus 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra). Itâ€™s more like a tiny touch-screen laptop than a phone, though you can use it to make calls.