Microsoft Surface Duo release: SD855 chipset with customized Microsoft interface, priced at ~RM5,870

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After so many rumours, Microsoft's foldable smartphone Surface Duo is finally going to hit the shelf on 10 September. The device is now available to pre-order with a price of 1,399 USD (~RM5,870). Let's find out what will the Surface Duo offer!

The Android device will feature last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and two internal storage options including 128GB and 256GB. It has a 3,577mAh battery as well with an 18W power adapter in the box. For the screens, it uses two 5.6” FHD+ OLED displays with 4:3 aspect ratios, which are connected by a 360-degree hinge that offers versatile modes.

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For photography, the Surface Duo is equipped with a single 11MP camera with F/2.0 aperture which sits on top of the right display alongside the LED flash. Microsoft has stated that the camera offers a “super zoom” feature with a 7x digital zoom. Furthermore, users can also record 4K videos at up to 60fps with it.

After knowing the mentioned tech specs, you must be wondering if it's worth the price. The key selling point of the Surface Duo is actually its multitasking capabilities. Other than being powered by Android 10, the device is also running a customized interface that Microsoft built for productivity on the go. The company has also reworked its Office and OneDrive Android apps specifically for the Duo.

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