Surface Duo Discussion Thread

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    They just keep announcing things! At the MS October Event, Panos Panay previewed a folding tablet that can make phone calls. Like a .. Surface Phone?? Except it runs Android!! :confused:

    "We're partnering with Google to bring together the absolute best of Android into one product."

    Two 5.6" displays
    Android, running on ARM (seems like a safe assumption..)
    Inking support

    Available Holiday Season 2020, like the larger Surface Neo (Windows 10X)

    Update: The Surface Duo demo starts at 1:20:40 in the event video.

    Also announced today:
    The Surface Pro 7 (Win10, Intel)
    The Surface Pro X (Win10, ARM)

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    it's the one on the left..
     
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  2. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Looks... Interesting. Not sure about the keyboard.

    Edit: Crappo thought this was the other thing/device.


    OMG! If I didn't have a Mate 20 x then this would be MINE! (Might still be)
     
  3. metalsiren

    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Daddy wants one :)
     
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    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Doesn't look to have any camera on the back, and just a tiny little front-facing one. Presumably if it had pen support they'd have shown that too, so I'd guess not. Not having an actual good camera on a phone is honestly a deal-breaker for me and many others these days so I'd hope I'm wrong.

    Both these folding devices looked more fully baked than I expected (and the phone was a surprise)... but I'm still most likely not interested in either.
     
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    efjay Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Wonder if they'll continue to give iOS preferential treatment after releasing this.

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  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Hmm... good point, since it's a Surface device I assumed it would have pen support. I'm still hopeful it does, but I agree, odd that they wouldn't mention it.

    Edit: it does support inking, see a few posts down
     
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  7. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    "Each display can also run two different apps at the same time, or the Duo can be turned into landscape mode, allowing the second display to be used as a keyboard or game controller."

    I would imagine that a lot of phone oems are now bricking themselves over this news. Such a simple idea, to run two apps side by side, or a second display being used as a keyboard/controller.

    If they can slap in a good camera... job done. Nearly an instant buy (When it hits £600 after a few months).
     
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  8. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    The Surface Duo demo starts at 1:20:40 in the event video.
     
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  9. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Shows pen usage at 1:37 circa.
     
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    Cuberdon75 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The product announcement video shows a pen being used at the end.

    Frankly it wouldn't make much sense without one.

    (Galaxy Fold needs an S-Pen STAT)
     
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