Microsoft goes back to selling smartphones

2 months ago

US news.

For the first time in 4 years, Microsoft decided to start selling smartphones again.

Starting Wednesday, the company started taking orders for the Surface Duo, the new dual-screen Android device it launched at a price of $1,399 and decided to start shipping in September.

The company began taking orders Wednesday for the Surface Duo, a new dual-screen Android device that costs $1,399 and begins shipping in September.

The smartphone is designed to attract people, however, it was also launched during one of the worst economic downturns, as unemployment reached double digits and consumers are now spending more time at home to abide by the rules.

The Duo has two 5.6-inch displays. The phone can be opened like a book, and thus becomes a slim 4.8 millimeters thick. The company introduced its last invention as the thinnest device on the market. Microsoft engineers say that the company chose to connect two displays on a hinge because it allows for sturdier glass, instead of adopting a single folding screen, as Samsung does,

“It's thin, it's sleek, it's probably one of the sexiest devices we've built,” said Panos Panay, Microsoft's chief product officer, during an online briefing Tuesday..