Microsoft’s next Surface Duo 3 smartphone reportedly features a foldable screen

Microsoft could abandon its plan for the Surface Duo 3 with an internal dual screen, like its predecessors, and turn to a new “Fold” design with a foldable screen.

Microsoft launched the first iteration of its smartphone Surface Duo in 2020. It is an indoor dual screen device, which opens like a book, running Android. His successor, the Surface Duo 2 released in 2021, uses the same design, with an improved technical sheet. Today, while the Redmond giant is working on a Surface Duo 3 (unofficial name), an article from the specialized site Windows Central claims that the company could offer a real foldable screen on this future device.

Surface Duo 3: Microsoft’s first foldable screen smartphone?

The report of Windows Central indicates that Microsoft has decided to launch the Surface Duo 3 as a foldable smartphone after a year of working on hardware experiments and prototypes. the Microsoft Surface Duo 3 should therefore sport a “Fold” design with a foldable inner main display, a 180-degree hinge and an outer cover screen.

Originally, Microsoft had decided to resume the “book” design with two separate interior screens like the previous models Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. the Surface Duo 3 had to offer a slimmer form factor, larger screens with reduced bezels and support for wireless charging. This design has therefore been shelved, as the Redmond giant is apparently moving towards a true foldable display. The democratization of foldable AMOLED screens on smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 or theOppo Find N2 undoubtedly played in the choice of Microsoft.

At present, no information on the specifications of the Surface Duo 3 hasn’t filtered yet. At the moment, the device is internally dubbed the “third-generation Duo smartphone”, but it’s not impossible that Microsoft decides to launch it under a different name. We also don’t know exactly when the device will be unveiled, although some rumors speak of the fourth quarter 2023.

The article of Windows Central specifies that Microsoft devotes more effort to the software part of the device to distinguish it from the competition. The Redmond giant wants to create a logical ecosystem between the Surface Duo 3running Android, and PCs running Windows 11.

Finally, the publication also indicates that Microsoft could expand its catalog of Android smartphones by offering other devices with different form factors. It looks like Microsoft’s infamous “Surface Phone,” which we’ve been hearing about for quite a while, is coming to life.

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