Microsoft announced the Surface Duo along with the Surface Neo in October last year. The company had then claimed that the devices would be making their way to the market by the end of 2020. However, rumors started swirling around at the beginning of 2019 that the Redmond giant could get around to launching the Surface Duo earlier than usual, with the Surface Neo launch being delayed until 2021 due to issues with the Windows 10X development and the pandemic.
A rumor from last month claimed that Microsoft was looking to launch the Surface Duo before Samsung gets around to announcing the Galaxy Fold 2 in the first week of August. However, it now looks like Microsoft has pushed back the launch plans of the Surface Duo to "sometime this summer." Samsung has also seemingly decided to push back the announcement of the Galaxy Fold 2 from August to later this year.
Update on Surface Duo schedule: MS has pushed back internal plans to launch the device later this month. Sounds like it'll still happen sometime this summer, just later than originally planned.— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) July 13, 2020
It is possible that Microsoft is taking the additional time to further refine the experience on the Surface Duo. Reports suggest the Surface Duo will come with a Snapdragon 855 chip, 6GB RAM, and 64GB or 256GB of storage. It will also feature a single 11MP camera located on the inside of the device. Microsoft had previously already confirmed that the Duo will feature two 5.6-inch displays with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1800x1350. The device will be powered by a 3,460mAh battery.
Are you looking forward to the release of the Surface Duo?