Microsoft is bringing back the flip phone, well, sort of. Microsoft is showing off its new Surface Duo, a folding smartphone that runs on Android.
In a surprise announcement at its annual hardware showcase, the company said it will launch the Surface Duo in 2020.The announcement was a surprise at its annual hardware showcase.
The phone features side-by-side five-point-six inch screens that are connected by a hinge.
The company said it teamed up with Google to combine the best of Android with elements of Windows 10x Ten.By partnering with Google, the Surface Duo will be able to run apps from the Google Play Store.
“This product brings together the absolute best of Microsoft, and we’re partnering with Google to bring the absolute best of Android in one product,” Microsoft Product Chief Panos Panay said. “This is industry pushing technology.”
Microsoft's last smartphone with its own operating system did not sale well and it eventually discontinued it.