Why choose a Microsoft smartphone?
Microsoft is preparing to return to the mobile phone market with an exciting new product launch. If it’s innovation you’re after, the company’s upcoming Surface Duo could be right up your street.
In October 2019, the tech giant announced plans to launch the Surface Duo in 2020. While this foldable device doesn’t look like a typical smartphone, it's set to allow you to make calls and send SMS texts just like any other mobile.
Think of it as a cross between a phone and a tablet that fits neatly in your pocket or handbag. The device is expected to run on Android rather than Windows 10.
What does the Surface Duo offer?
Microsoft is expected to release its new foldable phone in the second half of 2020. It’s reported that key features are likely to include:
- Two 5.6-inch AMOLED displays that make images leap out in bright, crisp colour
- Office apps such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint pre-installed
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
- Up to 256GB of storage
- 11MP camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- Surface Pen support
- Android 10 operating system
Frequently asked questions
Should I get a Microsoft smartphone?
If you like to leave your laptop behind and carry on working with the same apps and features from your phone, a Microsoft smartphone might be for you.
With smooth multitasking and a Microsoft Edge browser, it could let you work seamlessly wherever you are.
What Microsoft smartphones can I compare with Compare the Market?
At the moment, we don’t offer a comparison of any Microsoft smartphones via our mobile phone deal checker. But keep a lookout for the new Surface Duo when it lands later in 2020.
What do I need to find a mobile phone deal?
To compare a range of deals on different makes and models of mobile phone, you’ll just need to:
- Type in the phone model you’d like in the ‘search for a phone’ box (currently you can’t compare Microsoft smartphones using our mobile phone deals checker).
- Make your choice from the dropdown list.
- Sort your results by monthly cost, contract length or whatever matters most to you. Alternatively, you can shop by network or deal types – for example, 24-month contracts and unlimited data deals.
From the Digital team
What our expert says
“Microsoft is known the world over for its technological prowess, but it has never quite managed to capture the public’s imagination with its mobile phone offering.
“We’ll have to wait and see if the new Surface Duo has the same appeal as its popular Surface laptops and PCs.”
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