Here’s where you can preorder the Microsoft Surface Duo
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Microsoft’s dual-screened Android phone, the Surface Duo, will release on September 10th, following close to a year of waiting since its reveal in 2019. It will cost $1,399, but you’ll only pay that much upfront if you buy it unlocked. Otherwise, you’ll owe a smaller monthly payment if you buy it on an installment plan through AT&T or Best Buy.
The Surface Duo can be preordered through the Microsoft Store, and doing so now should ensure that you get it on the release date. Paying $1,399 will get you the Duo with 128GB of storage, while an extra $100 will double that to 256GB of built-in storage. You can choose at the time of checkout to get the unlocked version or a phone that includes an AT&T SIM card.
AT&T will begin accepting preorders for the Duo starting at 12AM ET on August 13th / 9PM PT on August 12th. The 128GB variant will cost $47 per month for 30 months, and the 256GB version will cost a flat $50 per month for a 30-month installment plan.
Note that if you buy the AT&T version, it will be locked to that carrier. The unlocked version can work with AT&T as well as T-Mobile and Verizon. Buying through the Microsoft Store is a good way to get the unlocked version. Best Buy will start accepting preorders, too, and I expect it to start at the same time as AT&T: 12AM ET on August 13th. I’ll update this post once there’s an actual link where you can find info on the phone at Best Buy.