Microsoft has been struggling in the smartphone industry for a long time. So, after a long time, Microsoft has unveiled the new Microsoft Surface Duo. Microsoft has officially announced the release date, specs, and pricing as well. As we all know, Most of the innovation coming out of Surface Duo is in the 360-degree hinge and dual-display setup. It was released on September 10, 2020 for $1,400, and features a Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, and 128GB and 256GB storage configurations . Don’t be excited yet there is more to come so let’s check the Microsoft Surface Duo – Full Specification.

So, the Microsoft Surface Duo – Full Specification are:

1.Specification of Microsoft Surface Duo


Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
LTE: 4×4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL, 5CA, LAA. Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload
Bands Supported:
FDD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,66
TD-LTE: 38,39,40,41,46
WCDMA: 1,2,5,8
GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900
SIM: One eSIM5 and one Nano SIM (Note: AT&T locked device will not support eSIM)
Stylus Support


It was announced on 2020, August 12. However, it was released and available from 2020, September 10.


Dimensions: Open: 145.2 mm (H) x 186.9 mm (W) x 4.8 mm (T), Closed: 145.2 mm (H) x 93.3 mm (W) x 9.9 mm (T at hinge)
Weight: 250 grams (8.82 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)


Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size and Resolution: Dual PixelSense™ Fusion Displays open: 8.1” AMOLED, 2700×1800 (3:2), 401 PPI, Single PixelSense™ Display: 5.6” AMOLED, 1800×1350 (4:3), 401 PPI
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5


OS: Android 10, upgradable to latest Android OS
Chipset: Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm), optimized for the dual-screen experience
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU: Adreno 640


Card slot: No
Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM
Support UFS 3.0

Main Camera:

Single: Adaptive camera 11 MP, f/2.0, 23mm (wide), 1.0µm, PDAF and 84.0° diagonal FOV optimized with AI for front and rear
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS

Front Camera:

Single: Uses the main camera
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS

Photos and Video Recording:

Auto mode with low-light & HDR multi-frame photo capture and dynamic range scene detection
Super-resolution zoom, and super zoom up to 7x
Portrait mode with adjustable depth control
Panorama mode
Burst mode

Video recording:
4K video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
HEVC and H.264 video recording formats
Gyro-based digital video stabilization

Video conferencing:
Microsoft Teams and Skype video conferencing up to 1080p at 30fps
High CRI LED Flash for both front and world facing photo and video scenarios

Video Playback:

Video Playback Formats8: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
Wireless: Chromecast support
Wired: DisplayPort over USB-C®. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter*


Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Unspecified
Features: Mono speaker, Dual Mic noise suppression, and echo cancellation optimized for productive use in all postures
Best-in-class Full Duplex communication for voice calls in hands-free mode
Qualcomm® aptX™

Audio Playing Format:

Audio formats supported: 3GP, MP3, MP4, MKV, WAV, OGG, M4A, AAC, TS, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, RTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
Radio: No
USB: USB Type-C 3.1


Sensors: Dual Accelerometer, Dual Gyroscope, Dual Magnetometer, Dual Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
Security and authentication:
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint reader (1:100K FAR <3% FRR)
Lock type: Swipe, PIN, password
Security applications pre-loaded on the device: Microsoft Authenticator
Language support: All supported languages (Android™ 10)
Pen and inking: Supports all in market generations of Surface Slim Pen, Surface Pen, and Surface Hub 2 Pen*
Simultaneous Pen and touch are supported


Type: Li-Po 3577 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 18W
Battery Life: Up to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback2
Up to 10 days of Standby Time2
Up to 27 hours of Talk Time2
Battery Capacity: 3577mAh (typical) dual battery3
Battery charging: Battery charging using 18W in box power supply


Colors: Glacier

Microsoft built-in applications:
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office Lens, PDF Reader, and more, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft To Do, Microsoft News, Microsoft Authenticator, Microsoft Bing Search
Intune Company Portal
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Surface Audio

Microsoft Surface Duo UI core features:
Dual screen windowing
Adaptive modes
App Groups
Microsoft 365 Feed
Dynamic dock
Universal Search
Adaptive Camera
Microsoft SwiftKey Adaptive Keyboard
Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows

Other preinstalled apps:
Google Search, Google Assistant, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Duo, Google Photos, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Store, Google Maps
YouTube Music
Sound recorder
Spotify (Unlocked)
My AT&T (AT&T)
Call Protect (AT&T)
Amazon Shopping (AT&T)

2.Price and availability:

So, the Surface Duo starts at $1,399, and for that, you get a device with 128GB of storage and no microSD card slot for expandable memory. But, if you want double that capacity, it’ll set you back $1,499. So, it was announced on 2020, August 12. However, it was released and available from 2020, September 10. Also, it is available in most parts of the world.
Countries, carriers, and compatibility:
Countries: U.S.
Unlocked device***: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless
Locked device: AT&T
However, from the price point, you can choose Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra as it is $100 cheaper.

3.What’s in the box:

Microsoft Surface Duo
Surface Duo Bumper (Color: Glacier)
Surface Duo USB-C® Power Supply (18w)
Quick Start Guide
Warranty and Compliance Guide
SIM Ejector tool

4. Benchmark of Chipset:

Benchmark of Microsoft Surface Duo


However, the performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) is not that bad either. It scores quite less than the 864+ however, it still scores more than other processors out there in the market. So, it still is a better chipset for daily tasks and some serious heavy tasks as well.

In conclusion, Microsoft has officially given a 1-year limited hardware warranty. So, the Microsoft Store Promise for Surface 60-day return policy, 90 days of free technical phone support, and Free virtual workshops and training. So, overall the new Microsoft Surface Duo is a greater device for playing around and get some job done.

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