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Microsoft is Making a Comeback in the Smartphone Industry with Surface Duo and Surface Neo


As most of you will remember, Microsoft tried to take the smartphone industry by storm a couple of years ago with its Lumia lineup that was powered by Microsoft’s own operating system. Unfortunately for the tech giant, the Lumia smartphones didn’t sell too well and Microsoft was eventually forced to stop.

However, this doesn’t mean that Microsoft has lost its interest for the smartphone industry, quite the opposite. The reason why we are saying that is because Microsoft has announced that it’s making a new smartphone that runs on Android and has two screens.

Surface Duo

Microsoft revealed a new smartphone yesterday during its press conference that took place in New York. The smartphone is called Surface Duo and as its name implies, the smartphone ships with an innovative design that features two screens. Surface Duo has two 5.6 screens that can be expanded into an 8.3-inches device.

Surface Neo

Even though Microsoft didn’t want to go into too many details about Surface Duo, the tech giant did announce that it will also launch a bigger variant called Surface Neo. This is the equivalent of iPhone Plus or Galaxy Note series. On the bright side of things, Microsoft did announce that Surface Duo and Surface Neo will be available for purchase on holiday 2020.

Windows 10 X

We also want to mention that Microsoft has created special software for its upcoming dual-screen devices. The software is called Windows X and it will help the two new smartphones run apps directly from the Google Play Store.

“This product brings together the absolute best of Microsoft, and we’re partnering with Google to bring the absolute best of Android in one product,” Microsoft Product Chief Panos Panay said. “This is industry pushing technology,” added the Microsoft executive.