Surface Duo: Microsoft promises three years of Android updates | Cell phone

THE Microsoft promised three years of updates to the Android to Microsoft Surface Duo. This means that the new two-screen foldable phone announced with Android 10 must be upgraded to Android 13, when this version is available. The smartphone is expected to hit US stores in September.

Microsoft Surface Duo (Photo: Disclosure / Microsoft)

The information was revealed by the Android Authority this Thursday (13). To the specialized website, Microsoft said that the smartphone “will have operating system and security updates for three years”. The support period is similar to the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note cell phones, starting with the Galaxy S10.

Microsoft also told the XDA-Developers that will allow unlocking the bootloader of the foldable cell phone. In other words, Surface Duo owners, if they want, will have the freedom to root or even install alternative versions of Google’s operating system on their smartphone, for example.

Announced on Wednesday (12), the smartphone has two 5.6-inch screens that can be used at the same time or separately and are connected by a hinge. The phone also has an advanced technical file, with Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 3,577 mAh battery.

The Microsoft phone is already in the pre-sale stage in the United States and will arrive in stores in the North American country on September 10, 2020 with the following suggested prices: US $ 1,399 (about 7,630 in direct conversion) with 128 GB or $ 1,499 (about 8,190 in direct conversion) with 256 GB of space.

There is no forecast for the launch of the Microsoft Surface Duo in Brazil.

Microsoft Surface Duo – technical sheet

  • Screens:
    • together: 8.1-inch AMOLED, 2700 x 1800 pixel resolution, 3: 2 aspect ratio, 401 ppi and Gorilla Glass
    • separate: AMOLED 5.6 inches, 1800 x 1350 pixel resolution, 4: 3 aspect ratio, 401 ppi and Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB and 256 GB
  • Camera (front and rear): 11 megapixel, f / 2
  • Drums: 3,577 mAh, 18-watt charger
  • Operational system: Android 10
  • Connectivity: USB-C, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0 and 4G (LTE)
  • More: digital reader
  • Dimensions:
    • closed: 145.2 x 93.3 x 9.9 mm
    • Open: 145.2 x 186.9 x 4.8 mm
  • Weight: 250 g

With information: Android Authority and XDA-Developers

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