13 August 2020
Update: July 24, 2020
After visiting for the FCC certification, the Microsoft Surface Duo appears to have received Bluetooth SIG certification as well, suggesting more on its near availability. The Bluetooth listing clearly shows the name of the device with a brief on its description as well. The listing confirms the model number that was spotted on FCC too. The device carries a model number 1930.
Original Post (July 23, 2020)
We have reached the third quarter of 2020 and we still can't tell you if the much-awaited Microsoft Surface Duo will launch this year. The tentative release of Surface Duo is said to be around Holidays 2020 but going by some recent reports we may see the device coming sooner, even in August.
It is also believed that the release of the Surface Duo is still on the track. But we still require more insights or any solid proofs of such claims.
Well, while we do not know when exactly the device will land, this FCC listing is just compelling us to believe the launch could be just around the corner. If an excellent sleuthing done by Kellen from DroidLife has anything to go by, we will see the Surface Duo pretty soon. Note that FCC listing does not guarantee a launch, though it is considered as a good hint that the launch could be just inching closer.
The tech publication that spotted it first elaborates on how it stumbled upon this listing. Unfortunately, the listing does not name the device but it is easier to glean if we consider a few things.
FCC regulatory shows the docs for a Microsoft “phablet device” under model number 1930. The listing also shows the device supports LTE bands for all of the major US carriers, has Bluetooth, NFC, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Kellen dove further and found something that confirms the spotted listing truly belongs to the Surface Duo. It was a description under a test that drew his attention and confirmed what else could it be?
Let’s see when Microsoft decides to bring the much-awaited product in the market.