Surface Duo tech specs revealed

Surface Duo won't have the latest hardware, but it'll be an interesting foldable device running Android.

Surface Duo in expanded canvas mode
Surface Duo in expanded canvas mode

Although Microsoft has delayed the Surface Duo, the dual-screen device running on the Android platform, some of the tech specs have now come to light courtesy of Windows Central.

According to a new report (via Neowin), the foldable device is expected to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 System on a Chip (SoC), 64GB of memory, the choice of either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage, and a 11-megapixel camera for both front-facing and rear-facing pictures and video recording. Also, there’ll be a fingerprint sensor for authentication, a USB-C, and Nano SIM slot.

In addition, we now also know that the Surface Duo with come with a rather small 3,460mAh battery, when you consider that it’ll be driving two 5.6-inch AMOLED 4:3 1800 x 1350 screens.

The report also suggests that the Duo will come preloaded with Android 10, and in a later date, the device will update to Android 11. While it may be disappointing for some people, the device is also said that won’t include wireless charging or NFC capability.

Seeing the mid-range tech specs, the Surface Duo won’t be the device of choice if you’re looking for the best and latest hardware, but it’s setting to be the first foldable form factor that people will actually buy.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.