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Surface Duo preorders now available at Best Buy

Surface Duo
Surface Duo (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Surface Duo is now available for preorder at Best Buy.
  • Microsoft, Best Buy, and AT&T are all three offering Duo preorders.
  • You can preorder both Duo models at Best Buy for $1,400 for the 128GB model (opens in new tab) and $1,500 for 256GB (opens in new tab).

The Surface Duo finally got a September 10 release date today, and preorders are starting to go live. We've already seen preorders arrive on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab), while AT&T is set to launch them tonight. Now, you can also add Best Buy (opens in new tab) to the list, too.

Best Buy has both Surface Duo models available to preorder. You can pick up the model with 128GB of storage for $1,400, while the 256GB model costs $1,500. Both are expected to ship on the September 10 launch date.

Surface Duo is Microsoft's approach to a mobile productivity device, giving users two screens to boost multitasking. It's also incredibly thin, giving it distinctly light look despite its width. Here's a quick look at everything Microsoft has packed inside:

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're planning to pick up a Surface Duo from Best Buy, the big-box retailer also has Zagg screen protectors for the device available for $40.

  • $1400 for a device with last years specs? Lol nice try Microsoft.
  • Yeah people aren't buying this for the specs
  • thanks...😴
  • This thing is gonna flop like a fish! I mean, disregard the fact that it contains less than subpar internals, look at those huge frigg'n bezels!
  • Hard no for me
  • Interesting, that the commentary on the
    windowscentral site, is very different
    from the one here that is android focused. I've never owned or used an android phone/tablet
    (or IOS for that matter). but i'll give this one a chance. later
  • I'd love to see Launcher 10 on this both screens. :)
  • This form factor is really intriguing to me. This could have been a buy for me even with the yesteryears specs and missing functions like no NFC and a lackluster camera. Sadly the price is killing it, at 999 it would have been a yay now it is a pass. I hope a version two will fix the negatives without crazy price hike.
  • Yet another garbage foldable gimmick phone this time from the specialists in failure, Microsoft.