The fact that Panos Panay already has access to a Microsoft Surface Duo model may indicate that the dual-screen smartphone has gone into production
The head of Microsoft's product division, Panos Panay, took a picture with a Microsoft Surface Duo, which is expected to be released in the coming months.
Last October, Microsoft took advantage of the presentation of the latest Surface range to unveil two other devices in a particularly original format: the Surface Neo, a laptop with a foldable screen, and the Surface Duo, a foldable smartphone with two screens.
While the development of the first device, which will be equipped with Windows 10X, has been put on hold, the Surface Duo has not. Indeed, we learned in mid-June that Microsoft had been working twice as hard on its two-fold smartphone. According to information from journalist Zac Bowden of Windows Central, Microsoft would even like to launch its smartphone before the Galaxy Fold 2, the future folding screen smartphone from Samsung. However, this one should be officially presented on August 5.
Panos panay already in possession of a Microsoft duo surface
If Microsoft had first communicated on a launch of the Surface Duo for the holiday season, it seems that Microsoft's consumer products division has been on the move for the past few months.
This Wednesday, Panos Panay, head of the division, published on Twitter a picture of him holding the Surface Duo in his hands.
Responding to John Wiese, Microsoft strategist, who said he had reviewed the video presentation of the smartphone and was particularly impatient, Panos Panays said: "I'm very excited too, John.
The fact that Panos Panay already has access to a Microsoft Surface Duo model may indicate that the dual-screen smartphone has already gone into production. However, it could still only be a prototype or a mock-up, as the photo does not show the device's screens.
As a reminder, the Microsoft Surface Duo is part of Microsoft's Andromeda project. It will be a smartphone with two 5.6-inch screens that can be folded on itself. However, all the technical specifications are unknown, even if some leaks seem to indicate that it will be equipped with a Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM and a 3460 mAh battery. Above all, the device will be equipped with Android, a first for Microsoft since the resale of Nokia smartphones to HMD.