Surface Duo in expanded canvas mode
In the wild

Surface Duo showed off in video

Ahead of its release, video appears showing off the Microsoft Surface Duo being used in public.

Surface Duo prototype has been spotted on the Vancouver’s SkyTrain, and some one recorded it and uploaded the video to YouTube.

Microsoft revealed its dual-screen device running Android at its hardware event last October, but no one was allowed to interact with it. Thus far the closest we got to a Surface Duo was using an emulator, which the company released to allow developers to begin testing their apps for the new form factor.

The video that’s now circulating the internet (via The Verge) shows a hardware like the one Microsoft unveiled during the event, but according to rumors it also appears that the device may include a flash in the front.

In the video, you can also get a glimpse how the Android-based device adapts when running a single display (folded) or both displays like an actual notebook.

The person using the Surface Duo also demos a game and shows the process to switch back to another app, but it seems that the software still needs work as gestures and animations doesn’t appear to be working flawlessly.

According to the report from The Verge, Microsoft has already been sending Surface Duo devices to some developers that may explain the reason of the video.

The Surface Duo is a productivity device capable of making phone calls. It features two 5.6-inch screen and when fully unfold you can use a canvas of 8.3-inches, and it’s expected to ship in holiday 2020.