"No 5G for better battery life and thinner device"
Continue reading - Microsoft Surface Duo begins preorders starting at $1,399 for 128GB, available Sept. 10While CNET editor at large Scott Stein -- a noted dual-screen skeptic -- says the device felt good in his hands, he says $1,399 is a lot of money to ask of people on a normal day, let alone in the middle of an economic downturn fueled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Still, Microsoft invited us to talk with its engineers about how the Surface Duo was conceived, the technology invented to make it possible and how it'll work when we get it in the mail (watch out for CNET's review in the next few weeks).
In I'm already folding in love with the feel of Microsoft's Surface Duo, Stein shares what it was like to hold a Surface Duo prototype. Microsoft shipped us a near-production prototype device with the screens replaced by clear glass so we can see the inner working and learn how it works. Stein also talks about why he hasn't like dual-screen devices before, and why the Surface Duo may be the device to change his mind.
In Microsoft's two-screen Surface Duo isn't an iPhone or Galaxy Fold. That's the point, we look at where the Surface Duo fits in the world, and why Microsoft is choosing to make a new handheld device after a series of embarrassing multi-billion-dollar attempts that ended in failure.
Here's what else you need to know about the Surface Duo.