A shock announcement at Microsoft’s October event was the Surface Duo. Essentially the Surface Phone that’s been long awaited, with a dual-screen folding design and running on Android.

When is the Surface Duo release date?

Sadly there’s a while to wait as the Surface Duo is due to be released ‘Holiday 2020’.

How much is the Surface Duo?

With a release so far away, there’s no price for the Duo yet but you can bet this folding phone is going to be expensive.

For example, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is nearly £2,000 so we don’t doubt that Microsoft will also be asking a high price.

Surface Duo folding phone

Microsoft Surface Duo specs

The Duo is essentially a smaller version of the Surface Neo. They’re both dual-screen folding devices, however the Duo is a smartphone running Android.

It has a pair of 5.6in displays separated by a 360-degree hinge, so this isn’t a single folding screen like the Galaxy Fold. On the back is Gorilla Glass and the design means you can bend it into various different forms like a convertible 2-in-1 laptop.

Surface Duo Android

Microsoft has also made it compatible with a stylus but little else is known about the Surface Duo such as the processor and storage. The video shown looks like USB-C is the chosen port.

Since the device is some time away, many specs are likely undecided.

That said, The Verge has reported on a video that has appeared on YouTube showing a public sighting of Surface Duo:

The firm also announced the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and Surface Earbuds.