A high price, lackluster hardware specs, and TBD productivity gains make the Microsoft Surface Duo a hard pass for even the most ardent believer in foldable phones.
Starting today, you can preorder a Microsoft Surface Duo, the dual-screen, Android phone unveiled at the company’s Surface hardware event in October last year. The Duo is available for preorder at MicrosoftStore.com, AT&T, and BestBuy. You’ll be able to buy it in store and online beginning September 10th.
However, I recommend you press the pause button on that purchase and put that credit card back in your digital wallet. The more we learn about the Duo, the more it seems like an overpriced, proof-of-concept device. This makes it a great gadget for tech journalists and industry analysts, but not so much the general public, business buyer or even early tech adopters looking for their first foldable phone.