Other modes allow you to keep it like a book with a different app on each screen. Two apps can be grouped together (to form what is known as an app group) so that when you tap its icon, both apps open at the same time, one on each display. Microsoft points out that the device will run all Android apps making it more familiar to consumers accustomed to Google’s mobile operating system. In dial mode, Surface Duo understands your intent and invokes the keyboard so a quick response can be dialed.
Microsoft notes that inking is easy with the Surface Duo. Unfortunately, unless you choose one of the optional Surface Pen variants supported by the device, you’ll never find out if this is true. And at the end of the day, you can tell Surface Duo it’s time to go to sleep by closing both screens.
Surface Duo is powered by the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, the flagship chipset of 2019, and includes 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage for $ 1,399.99 or $ 46.67 per month for 24 months. You can increase the storage to 256GB for just $ 100 more ($ 1,499.99) or 24 monthly payments of $ 50.