When the Surface Duo was first announced, it was accompanied by a release date of Holiday 2020. We’d already heard that Microsoft had plans to push it out earlier than expected in a bid to beat the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to the punch, but now we have clear evidence that a launch is imminent.
Microsoft’s Your Phone app now has assets for the Surface Duo, as spotted by Windows Central’s Zac Bowden.
Looks like Your Phone already has the assets to differentiate between normal Android phones and Surface Duo pic.twitter.com/BBnKenOF1EJune 20, 2020
In the replies to the tweet, Bowden adds that the cut out on the right is a fingerprint reader, and restates that he’s been told the device will arrive in the next couple of months — so either July or August.
And here’s a closer look at the assets, via ALumia:
TwoScreenDeviceFrameSingle pic.twitter.com/yYDDKl34rIJune 20, 2020
Your Phone, if you’re not familiar, is a Windows 10 app that allows Android and iOS handsets to play nicely with PCs. From the app, owners can get much of their phone’s functionality replicated on PC, from text messages to the ability to make and receive calls. And while you may personally not use it, it would look pretty bad for Microsoft if its desktop OS and first smartphone since 2016’s Lumia 650 don’t work smoothly together.