Surface Duo AT&T preorders start at midnight ET tonight

Microsoft Surface Duo
Microsoft Surface Duo (Image credit: Microsoft)

Update, August 13: Preorders for Surface Duo are now open at AT&T.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft launched Surface Duo this week with a release date of September 10.
  • Preorders at AT&T are now available.
  • The Surface Duo is available to preorder starting at $1,400 at AT&T, the Microsoft Store, and Best Buy.

After months of teasing, Microsoft finally announced a September 10 release date for the Surface Duo today. Preorders are already live at the Microsoft Store starting at $1,400, but it's also set to go on sale at AT&T and Best Buy. Best Buy preorders are already live, and now AT&T has revealed that Surface Duo preorders will begin at 9 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. ET tonight, August 12.

Surface Duo is Microsoft's bid to bring a dual-screen, productivity-focused Android device to market. The phone runs Android 10 and includes two 5.6-inch AMOLED displays. Here's a look at the full specs:

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CategorySurface Duo
Operating SystemAndroid 10
DisplaySingle: 5.6 inch (1800x1350), 401 ppi, 4:3 aspect ratio
Opened: 8.1 inch (2700x1800), 401 ppi, 3:2 aspect ratio
Wide color gamut: 100% SRGB and 100% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
NetworkWiFi-5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
LTE: 4x4 MIMO, Cat.18 DL / Cat 5 UL
SIMNano SIM + eSIM (no eSIM on AT&T model)
Network BandsFDD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,19 20,25,26,28,29,30,66
TD-LTE: 38,39,40,41,46
WCDMA: 1,2,5,8
GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900
Memory6GB RAM
Storage128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0
Expandable StorageNone
Camera11MP, ƒ/2.0 1.0um, PDAF, 84.0° diagonal FOV
Optimized with AI for front and rear
AudioMono speaker
Dual mic with noise suppression and echo cancellation
Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
Ports1x USB-C 3.1
Up to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback
Up to 10 days of Standby Time
Up to 27 hours of Talk Time
Fast Charging using 18W in-box power supply
PenSurface Pen (not included)
DimensionsOpen: 145.2mm (H) x 186.9mm (W) x 4.8mm (T)
Closed: 145.2mm (H) x 93.3mm (W) x 9.9mm (T at hinge)
Weight250 grams

If you want to pull the trigger now, the Surface Duo is available in 128GB and 256GB options starting at $1,400 at the Microsoft Store. Orders from AT&T are set to go live tonight, and we'll presumably see them arrive at Best Buy soon as well. Note that, according to CNET, Microsoft is offering zero percent interest financing through its store, while AT&T will offer Duo on its Next Up program.

For those outside of the U.S., there's no word on when Microsoft plans to ship the Duo elsewhere around the world just yet.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster