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The Microsoft Surface Duo is a two-screen phone that folds like a book. Unlike modern design, the phone works on both sides. This gives the ability to watch videos while texting their friends/ family or even play their favorite game while watching your favorite Youtube channel.
Reviewer Scott Stein was given this new device without its screens, letting him see the interior parts and how the Surface Duo functions. When reviewing, he showed the two battery designs, brand new chips, some wiring, and more. Stien stated, “Product reviews are weird in 2020, and no device I’ve seen this year has been weirder than the Microsoft Surface Duo.”.
This dual shaped design can not help but be compared to other phones in the past. Some older phones — design to slide — had keyboards that would show when you pushed its side. Some of the first touch screen phones had the same design where the keyboard would be separate from the phone. However, with modern-day technology being so advanced, it would seem odd that someone would want a phone similar to the shape of a Nintendo DSi.
Over the years multi-taskers have used split screens on their laptops or tablets, so it didn’t shock anyone when Stein stated, “I’ve been skeptical about dual-screen devices, and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the Surface Duo… yet, even holding it, I’m already falling in love with the feel of the thing.” Many people have thoughts on the Microsoft Surface Duo, some even calling it an ode to the past. The Microsoft Duo will be released in a few weeks with a starting price of $1,399.
Written by Trinity Simmons-Brooks
Edited by Sheena Robertson
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