Rasavahini Surface foldable: Microsoft surprised with foldable smartphone Surface Duo

Rasavahini Surface foldable: Microsoft surprised with foldable smartphone Surface Duo

Rasavahini                                                                             Even tech insiders did not expect that: Microsoft announced at an event in New York to re-enter the smartphone market. And immediately presented the result: The foldable smartphone called Surface Duo. This step is surprising, above all, because the group had given up its Windows phones three years ago. The new smartphone lifts this decision but only partially, because even a technical detail made big eyes: The Surface Phone should not run with the Windows operating system 10, but with Google Android.     Surface duo from Microsoft: surprisingly different The special feature of the design of the “Surface Duo”: In contrast to Samsung’s foldable smartphone, which relies on a single flexible screen, Microsoft looks a bit more robust with its device. The duo, as the name implies, consists of two 5.6-inch screens connected by a kind of hinge. “Paper thin” should be the displays anyway, promises the manufacturer, which of course is a bit exaggerated. When unfolded, this results in a diagonal of 8.3 inches. It can both two apps played side by side, but also an application on both screens are stretched – in portrait or landscape format. The display also acts as a keyboard or game controller.                          Surface Duo comes in contrast to other foldable smartphones with two displays.                 © Microsoft             The Duo: More PC than Smartphone It could almost be forgotten that this is a telephone. Not least because, as “TN3” notes, Microsoft’s Surface boss Panos Panay did not use the term “smartphone” at the event to describe the Surface Duo. In all the possibilities offered by the device, the factor telephony becomes a minor matter. Almost as if Microsoft wanted to emphasize that it just did not want to return to the old smartphone world, but have climbed a new level of mobile devices. (Also read: Huawei 2019 also presented a foldable phone – bigger and more expensive than the competition.)     Once again back to the operating system: Android should play a role as an operating system, but in a modified version, such as “Chip.de” cited by the event. Important for users: All Android apps should run on the device. More details are not available yet. Also at the price was not yet known. But the Surface Duo should also come to the market only at the end 2020.     Microsoft’s Future is Foldable: Surface Neo and Windows 10 X Microsoft, it became clear, has 2020 and big plans in the coming years. In addition to the Falt-Phone Surface Duo, the company also presented a larger tablet model called Surface Neo, on which the specially designed for the new products version of Windows should run: Windows 10 X, the according to the manufacturer was specially designed for devices with two displays.                          That Microsoft’s future is foldable, proves the new tablet-sized Surface Neo.                 © Microsoft             Also new: the Surface Earbuds The first wireless in-ears of the company are initially in the US at a price of 250 US dollars come on the market. Microsoft promises 24 hours of battery life and intuitive navigation using touch gestures (by the way, also through PowerPoint slides). Absolute highlight feature, however: In real time, the headphones can transcribe what has been said via the Microsoft cloud.                                                                          
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