After 10 months of waiting, Microsoft took the wraps off of its Surface Duo handset yesterday. But a day before, it had actually held a secret briefing for its favorite members of the press. Unlike previous events, it wasn’t live-streamed, but now, Microsoft has published the video.
As you’d expect, the video shows Surface chief Panos Panay explaining the product, and of course, there are plenty of demos. You can watch the video here.
The Surface Duo was originally supposed to be a part of the broader dual-screen device strategy from Microsoft, launching alongside the Windows 10X-powered Surface Neo. The Surface Neo is delayed though, and the dual-screen part of Windows 10X is delayed indefinitely. When Microsoft said it will bring dual-screen support to Windows 10X when the time is right, it’s possible now that it could be waiting to see if it can make the Surface Duo successful before it builds out a new dual-screen OS.
The Surface Duo is available for pre-order now, starting at $1,399, and it will begin shipping on September 10.