The Surface Duo is the culmination of the long-rumored "Surface Phone". You'll get the portability of a smartphone when utilizing a single display, but the Surface Duo can rely on a second display to offer more information from the same app or another. And you can see from the clip that the Surface Duo is going to be thick.
Like the Surface Duo, Surface Neo folds down a central hinge, which could be seen as something of an eyesore when the device is fully unfolded.
Most recently, a real-life video showing the Surface Duo being used on what appears to be public transportation provides us with more details on how everything now works on the Android dual-screen phone, including both the pros and the cons of this model.
The release date for the highly anticipated dual-screen device is toward the end of the year, so there's still more time for leaks - and hopefully, more spy videos - of the Microsoft Surface Duo.
It was announced to come with two 5.6-inch screens and it's allegedly fitted with a Snapdragon 855, according to a Wired report. Microsoft still needs to define how apps share content among multiple displays, and Google has confirmed it's building such functionality directly into Android.
Flipping one display behind the other, this user also offers a glimpse at gaming.
Something else the video makes clear is that Microsoft still has plenty of work to do on the Surface Duo.
Microsoft hasn't left the Surface Duo to collect dust as a side-project. The first thing to note here is the addition of the front flash that was not present in the prototype showcased at the Surface event. Microsoft wants to call it a new type of dual-screen device, even if it can make phone calls.
The Microsoft Launcher and some software-side tweaks will modify the Android's user interface.
The company's days of releasing smartphones are over, with the company advising users of its now defunct Windows 10 Mobile operating system to switch to Android or iOS devices because of its lack of app support. There's no reason to think Microsoft will rely heavily on stock Android. The specific changes that Microsoft made to Android to make it look more like Windows 10X haven't been detailed.