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Microsoft Surface Duo: Concept, Hardware, Software, Release Date and More

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In 2019, Microsoft had revealed two devices with a dual-screen design, the Surface Duo smartphone, and the Surface Neo laptop. The Surface Duo is the smallest device since it is intended as a smartphone. Whereas the Neo has the size of two tablets. Meanwhile, the devices are not available to shop for on the market yet. This is something that might change soon, a minimum of with the Surface Duo phone.

Both devices originally had a launch date set for the 2020 holidays. But the worst-case scenario is, the COVID-19 pandemic ended up forcing Microsoft to postpone the launch of the Surface Neo and its Windows 10X OS until 2021. But, a new report says the Surface Duo could arrive as soon as the next month of July.

As per the MSPoweruser, the Surface Duo release date is weeks away. Its source is a tweet from the informant Zac Bowden (@zacbowden), writer for the Windows Central media. The tweet stated that Microsoft intends to announce the Surface Duo smartphone before the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 launch.

Microsoft Surface Duo

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Microsoft was rumored to be performing on a Surface Phone – since a minimum of 2016. Microsoft Surface Duo would seem to be that device. it is a dual-screen, foldable Android smartphone-tablet hybrid that’s a due call in late 2020. intrinsically it is a different proposition to existing foldable.

Microsoft revealed the device at Microsoft’s October 2019 Surface launch. it had been finally time for it to launch an Android-powered Surface which will be used as a phone. The device is inactive testing at the instant before launch. we do not yet have a price that will likely determine the device’s success.

We have written everything we know about Surface Duo thus far.

Also Read:- Microsoft Surface Neo Could Be a Hot Take By Microsoft

Concept of Surface Duo

At last October’s event, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay demonstrated how the device can do everything you’d expect from a contemporary smartphone and tablet.

For instance, you’ll be able to use it to play with apps and make calls, and it can even slot in your pocket. However, Panay said the company doesn’t view the new Surface Duo as a smartphone despite its ability to be used for calls.

Microsoft wants this to be a wholly new kind of device, capable of acting just like the company’s existing 2-in-1 Surface devices yet pocket-sized. We’ve heard Microsoft say the screen is 4.8mm thick so folded together it’ll be 9.6mm.

While that’s thicker than most flagship phones, it’s still decent. However, we will see some criticism on the horizon for the thick bezels at the top and bottom of the screens.

Microsoft is clearly apprehensive to pitch this as a phone because of its struggles therein market. While Surface laptops and tablets are successful, Microsoft’s forays into mobile devices are disastrous.

Microsoft did not make a hit of its own mobile OS, and its purchase of Nokia in 2013 was one of the biggest corporate fails in history, causing Microsoft to write off $7.6 billion. It finally stopped its Windows Phone effort in 2017.

Microsoft Surface Duo

Surface Duo runs Android, albeit a heavily skinned version of Google’s mobile OS that truly reminds us of Windows 10 X that may be coming to another dual-screen Windows devices. It appears to supply access to plain Android apps (presumably via the Google Play Store) and will even allow you to place or accept calls. Some reports claimed it will get a quick update to Android 11 when that emerges.

The move to Android is, of course, interesting. While Windows Mobile limped along for most of its life until it had been put out of its misery, the “new Microsoft” has taken a vastly different approach to the world’s thirst for smartphones since CEO Satya Nadella took over the lead of Microsoft from Steve Ballmer in 2014.

Instead, it focused on developing apps that worked on iOS and Android on the one hand and its undeniably successful Surface lineup of Windows PCs on the opposite.

Surface Pen Support

The Surface Duo looks loads Microsoft’s larger dual-screen Surface Neo, but it’s more pocketable. It features two 5.6-inch screens and might rotate on a 360-degree hinge in order that it works as an 8.3-inch tablet. The device can fold together to shield the screens, or open up in order that both screens can be simultaneously used. You could even have the device closed with one screen facing out, as a phone. The displays have a 4:3 aspect ratio like other Surfaces.

Each display can run two different apps at the same time. You can even use one of the displays as a keyboard or game controller. Both screens will support Surface Pen, so we guess which will magnetically attach to the surface.

In February 2020, WalkingCat shared a video of the “peek” feature for the Surface Duo. In it, you’ll more clearly see how the device will work with notifications, which appear on the right side of the display so you can manage them without having to completely open the device. For calls, you could also open the Surface Duo fully to just accept an incoming call.

Microsoft Surface Duo

Surface Duo Hardware

The Surface Duo prototype featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, but we believe it will use the newer Snapdragon 865 in the final version. Keep in mind the Surface Duo is in preview. Many features and specs have yet to be confirmed.

Other specs have since leaked like 6GB of memory and dual 64/256GB storage sizes, but these remain officially unconfirmed. It is further reported to have a sizeable 3,640mAh battery, though it will get to be as it has to power two displays.

While there’ll be a SIM-card slot (reportedly for 4G, though we reckon it’ll be 5G), we believe there won’t be an SD card reader or other expandable storage. It’s reported there’ll be a fingerprint reader though.

Charging and data connectivity are going to be via USB-C.

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HTC Wildfire E Lite Smartphone Design Leaks Online: Check Details

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HTC Wildfire E Lite

HTC is ready to revive its Wildfire smartphone series in the coming weeks. The corporate has already launched a variety of devices from the lineup in the market. Some of these devices include the Wildfire X and the Wildfire R70. Beyond these, the corporate also launched its Wildfire E2 in the market in August. A recent report outlined that the company will expand the lineup with rumored Wildfire E Lite.

Much like its sibling in the rest of the Wildfire Series lineup, the Wildfire E Lite will be an entry-level device. As previously noted, we first spotted the device on the Google Play Console. Now, the design of the smartphone has surfaced on the internet. Popular smartphone leaker Evan Blass shared the render of the device on his Twitter account. Looking at the design, it comes with a significant bezel on the top and bottom rather than a bezel.




HTC Wildfire E spotted online

The screen size of the HTC Wildfire E Lite remains unknown, but the Google Play Console listing reveals that it’s an HD+ resolution (720×1440 pixels). It comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 320ppi density. The render suggests that the new smartphone will offer a horizontally mounted dual-camera setup accompanied by an LED flash the corporate logo.

It looks just like the company has used plastic to craft the rear of the smartphone which is in line with most entry-level smartphones. But whilst a budget device, HTC has equipped the back of the Wildfire E Lite with a fingerprint sensor. The device also comes with volume and power buttons on the right side of the device. But, the corporate has not revealed the specifications of the smartphone.

As per earlier reports, the HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone will likely feature the MT671D quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. It will also likely run on Android 10 OS out-of-the-box. From its name, the HTC Wildfire E Lite is probably going to be the cheaper version of the HTC Wildfire E smartphone.

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OnePlus 8T Renders Show Samsung-Inspired Design, to bring Flat-Display and 65W Charging

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It’s September and in the midst of a dozen smartphone launches, OnePlus is predicted to come up with the 8T. Just like last year, the OnePlus 8T will bring a number of massive upgrades over the OnePlus 8. While leaks have thus far hinted at some specifications and the front design, we now have a group of 3D renders supported leaked schematics. The OnePlus 8T will bring an enormous change in its design and features.

The latest bunch of renders from Pricebaba and OnLeaks suggest OnePlus taking a unique design approach for the 8T. The phone resembles plenty of the newest Samsung S and A series phones – at least from the back. There’s a huge rectangular camera hump sitting at the back, holding a quad-camera setup. The edges of the rear are curved almost like the OnePlus 8. The frame itself confirms a USB-C port and the usual set of buttons.

As you move to the front, changes to the design continue. The OnePlus 8T may drop the curved edge display and acquire back to a flat-edge display. The renders show extremely thin bezels around the display. A small punch-hole cutout for the front camera sits to the left corner. This display is claimed to bring a refresh rate of 120Hz with a resolution of Full HD+ and measure 6.5-inches.

New Upgrades

The OnLeaks list also reveals some of the specifications for the OnePlus 8T. OnePlus is claimed to continue using the Snapdragon 865 chip. This is weird as long as OnePlus usually uses the fastest Qualcomm chip available at any given time. Maybe this isn’t right as other leaks have stuck to OnePlus using the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.



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Nonetheless, there’ll be two variants at launch. The base version will have 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The top-end variant will get 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. OnePlus will upgrade the battery to a 4500mAh unit. Most importantly, It will upgrade the fast charging to the 65W technology from Oppo. hence, you’ll expect the battery to completely recharge from nothing in less than half-hour.

The rear cameras will also get a spec upgrade. The main camera will use a 48-megapixel sensor, presumably the same sensor from the OnePlus 8 Pro. This may be accompanied by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera. A new 5-megapixel macro camera joins the list alongside a 2-megapixel depth camera.

OnePlus 8T Launch Date and Price

As of now, OnePlus is yet to announce any event. Leaks have confirmed the OnePlus 8T getting a BIS certification. Hence, the phone could find yourself launching by the end of September or early October. Given the upgrades on the newer model, OnePlus could ask a higher price than the OnePlus 8, especially more so as there’s no 8T Pro happening this year.

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Samsung Galaxy M41 Spotted Online with Massive 6,800mAh Battery

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Samsung Galaxy M41 spotted online with massive 6,800mAh battery

A few weeks ago, we heard reports that Samsung will ditch the Galaxy M41 entirely out of its M-series in favor of the upcoming Galaxy M51. However, this information might not be valid anymore. This is because the latest certification has surfaced online and it points on to the Samsung Galaxy M41.

As per a report by GSMarena, the Samsung Galaxy M41 3C certification had been cleared last week on June 28. If we pass the certification, which may be a very reliable indicator that the phone remains alive, we also spot some specifications of the upcoming M-series phone. This includes a huge 6,800mAh battery powering the phone. That’s 800mAh larger than even Samsung’s recent M series phones.

The 6,800mAh battery is really like the batteries employed in larger tablets. Considering this is an M-series device, the Samsung Galaxy M41 might be priced at around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 in India. Hence, it’ll remain as of now, the only phone with such an outsized battery within the segment. There is also an image of the massive battery on the safety Korea website.

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The information points to the very fact that Samsung may have found how to resolve its OLED panel supply issue. We heard Samsung was about to implement an OLED panel that was made by a third-party company on the M41. This might have contrasted other Samsung phones that use OLED panels made by the corporate itself. This third party was believed to be TCL’s China Star Optoelectronics Technology. However, in later development, Samsung had apparently canceled the plan and ditched the Galaxy M41 altogether.

In other news, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra just leaked on Online. The accidental leak showcases what appears to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in its full glory. This includes the new copper color, the rear camera setup, and a few elements regarding the design

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