Microsoft Surface Duo Will Cost $1,399 on September 10

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Microsoft has finally pulled the wraps off of the Surface Duo, its Android-based foldable (that it won’t call a phone). It will start at $1,399 for a 128GB model when it launches on September 10. Microsoft made the announcement in a blog post this morning.

That price puts it among the most expensive phones on the market (it’s $1,499 for the 256GB model). Some of that is due to the Surface name, as well as the fact that you’re getting two screens that total 8.1-inches when the device is open. But with a last-gen Snapdragon 855 processor, it’s a bit behind on compute.

The Surface Duo’s two 5.6-inch displays are both 1800 x 1350 resolution AMOLED screens that Microsoft has dubbed “PixelSense Fusion.” They should work with any Surface Pen (not included).

The not-a-phone is also coming with an 11MP camera, 6GB of RAM and a 3,577 mAh battery.

At 4.8mm (0.2 inch) when opened, Microsoft is calling this the thinnest Surface Device ever.

Microsoft’s Surface Duo will support LTE on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the United States, but availability and carriers have not yet been announced worldwide. The Duo will be available for pre-order at  Microsoft’s online store, AT&T and Best Buy.

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This is also the first piece of Surface hardware to run something other than Windows. It’s full-on Android, including Google Search, Google Calendar and the Play Store. But Microsoft has also included a bunch of its own software, including Office apps, OneDrive, Edge, Teams and LinkedIn. That’s where we’re most interested: to see how this portable device fits into our daily lives and integrates with our workflow when we get back to our computers.

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The Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first foldable. It was announced alongside the Surface Neo, a Windows foldable at an event in October, but the Neo has seemingly been shelved while the company continues to work on Windows 10X.

For a long time, a project called Andromeda, thought to be a Windows-based, pocketable foldable, was rumored, seemingly taking up the mantle of the canceled Courier.