13 August 2020
Microsoft Surface Duo is tipped to be coming around the end of this month but no one has ever able to comment on the fate someone comes with. The dual-screen device has gone through some unspoken delays and there is still no formal statement from Microsoft that could tell when the long-awaited device will come. But there have been enough instances that pose possibilities at its launch. Take, for instance, the very fresh tip from Paul Thurrott from Thurrott.com, according to whom Microsoft's MVP is invited to attend a virtual Surface briefing on August 12.
Microsoft MVPs were invited to attend a virtual Surface briefing, presumably for Duo, on August 12.— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) August 6, 2020
But what that scheduled event will conclude? Is Microsoft making plans to finally unleash its longed-for device? Or the device is going to see another delay? We still do not have answers to these, so it is better to just sit and have patience until something more substantial comes in.
Leaks, however, are bound to come if something is in production or planning already. In fact, leaks keep our expectations high and develop anticipations. That’s why we are seeing some renders of the Microsoft Surface Duo as well. They have been leaked via the distinguished tipster Evan Blass on his Patreon account.
The leaked renders are showing the Surface Duo from every angle possible. They are also confirming that the design is unaltered or has not been re-touched. There are two screens placed like the two sections of a book and separated by a hinge.
The Android-based device when fully unfurled shows the apps on one screen and Google search on the other alongside the notifications from third-party apps. The other screen shows icons of several connectivity options including Wi-Fi, battery, LTE, and more. Microsoft logo can be seen on the back of the device when it is closed. Nothing else can be gleaned, though the caption reads "Microsoft Surface Duo for AT&T." Does this mean it is going to be AT&T carrier exclusive? Well, we have to wait to find out.