Launch just around the corner? Microsoft’s very first Android phone looks imminent, as the device recently passed through the FCC where it got the certification that it was seeking.
Meaning, we have confirmation that the dual-screen foldable handset will work on all major US carriers, and will come with the wireless package that is typical for smartphones — support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and all that fun stuff.
You can take a look at the listing yourself for all the details.
The FCC filing is under a confidentiality agreement until October 29, and it is very likely that the software titan will reveal some more information about this new product before then. Details like its confirmed specifications, price and release date.
The Surface Duo was originally expected to hit store shelves by holiday 2020, but Redmond apparently moved the launch earlier in the summer.
Word is that an August or September release for the Surface Duo is on the table, after Microsoft decided to not rush the device to market to beat the Samsung foldable creation. Perhaps the company needed more time to refine the apps or figured it was best that it got everything right the first time.
In any case, we will find out how the switch to this new form factor — and a new OS — fares for Microsoft real soon.