Sneaky, sneaky, Microsoft, sneaky, sneaky. So today Microsoft is able to do something that a lot of companies can’t do nowadays, and that is keep a secret. So they have just unveiled their new foldable phone, the Microsoft Surface duo.
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They’re so Microsoft talked about a lot of news, Surface products and things like that. But the one thing that really has me interested is this new foldable phone that’s going to be coming out in 2020. Yes, 20, 20. But we’ll talk about that a little bit later.
So this is a photo of a phone concept that’s not like the Galaxy phone or the whiteway made ex. This is going to be something that’s utilizing two five point six inch screens that are connected together with this hinge that allows these screens to be folded back onto each other.
Or you can just folded halfway and prop it up on your desk or your airplane tray.
And now you can watch a movie on it without having to hold it or use a case that has a kickstand on it. So this hands really allows it a lot more flexibility that you can get with like something like the Galaxy phone.
But what you notice is that because it’s not just one single foldable display, it does have that hinge.
You have a really big gap in the middle of it.
And one thing Microsoft didn’t show off in this unveiling is somebody actually just watching a video that’s playing on both of the screens at the same time. And that’s because it’s not going to be enjoyable because he had that big gap in the middle.
But I don’t think that’s what Microsoft is going for. They going for a device as great for productivity, for running multiple apps. Side by side to each other.
So they want you to be able to have Instagram Open and then and also to maybe Microsoft Word Open on the other screen. And instead of like just trying to give you a one big screen experience, which is more just like having your regular phone, but just on a bigger platform, Microsoft is really going for just those multitask.
And if you haven’t noticed, his phone is not running Windows Mobile rest in peace, but it is going to be running Android.
And Microsoft has partnered with Google to try to make sure this platform will run fine on their device.
And that’s pretty much all we know about this phone, because Microsoft didn’t go over any of the other specs, like the processor or the RAM or the storage or the battery life. And it does look like it does have at least one camera.
But the cameras is only going to be on the inside on the displays.
And that brings up an issue that I might have with this phone. And that’s because when you take the phone out of your pocket, if you do have it closed up, you can’t use it yet.
You have to unfolded in order to use any aspect of this phone where on the Galaxy phone you do have that display that’s on the outside.
Even those really small and tiny, at least you can just pull your phone out of your pocket and immediately start using it to take a quick phone call. And now when you think about a foldable phone, you thinking about a device that’s a mix between a phone and also a tablet.
But what you have with the phone in the made X are devices that kind of lean a little bit more towards the phone aspect where it looks like this surfies do well is going to be leaning a little bit more towards being a smaller tablet that you can carry around with you.
Which, again, it’s not a bad thing no matter which way you look at it, it’s just gonna be for a different audience.
But one thing that’s really going to be a big factor in the success of this product is going to be the release date is not coming out until the holiday season, up 20 20. So that’s a long time from now for Microsoft to kind of keep the excitement up of this product. And then you already had the Galaxy phone, which is out. People can buy that now.
Yet while we made X is going to be coming out soon.
And then by that same time, you could have these second versions of the foldable phones coming from these companies being released around that same timeframe.
And also to Motorola is rumored to be working on a flip phone that has a foldable display. So it could be like a molar. What a razor that has that portable display technology, which I am excited for because I was a big fan of the Razr. So that could be really cool. So Microsoft more than likely is going to have some really stiff competition next year. But I’m not going to count Microsoft out at all.
I’m actually rooting for the success of this phone because I’m a fan of foldable phones.
I love the genre and I think they are going to be here to stay.
So no matter what company is making them, no matter how they’re making them. I can’t wait to see more affordable phones hit the market. And because of the design that Microsoft is going forward, they may have the advantage when it comes to durability over the Galaxy photo in the made X and also to the price.
It shouldn’t be as expensive as those other options, so that may work in their favor.
So anyway, these are just my thoughts on this new Microsoft Surface duo. Leave your comment down below and let me know what you think about this phone.