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Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming to more European markets

Surface Duo, closed, with Slim Pen and Surface Earbuds

Microsoft had its spring Surface announcement today, where it unveiled the Surface Laptop 4 and a bunch of peripherals like the Surface Headphones 2+. In the penultimate paragraph of the blog post, the firm mentioned that its Surface Duo smartphone is coming to business and education customers in more markets.

Specifically, those regions include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. And again, this applies specifically to business and educational customers, although presumably, consumers will still be able to get one through certain channels.

You might not want to though. Microsoft released its dual-screen smartphone to customers in the United States in September, and even then, the hardware was a generation old with a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a lack of 5G. At this point, it's two generations old while still charging prices that put it on par with the latest from Apple and Samsung.

Indeed, the business market probably just makes more sense for the aging hardware, as commercial customers tend to lean more towards long-term use than consumers do. There have already been reports of a second Surface Duo handset, so that's the one that consumers would want to wait for, assuming that Microsoft launches it in more markets like it does with the rest of Surface.

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