The different ways of answering phone calls on Surface Duo

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The Surface Duo is an unusual device, and as such comes with unusual ways on of doing everyday things, like answering phone calls.

Thankfully, unusual does not mean complicated, and in the case of Surface Duo, answering phone calls unusually is still relatively intuitive. Here’s how.

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How to use an eSIM with Surface Duo

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Your Surface Duo supports both physical SIM cards and eSIMs. If your carrier supports it, eSIM makes switching between mobile carriers and data plans really easy. It’s especially useful if you rely on multiple carriers or data plans for different occasions, such as a work and personal plans.

eSIM can be used in conjunction with a physical SIM, or alone. Check out the tutorial below that walks you through connecting to your mobile carrier via an eSIM.

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How to take a screenshot on Surface Duo

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Despite being one of the most common tasks performed on a mobile device, taking a screenshot has always been very device-specific, with a different combo of buttons used on each device.

There are two ways to take a screenshot on Surface Duo. One is via software, and other is via a more traditional button press combo. Learn more below.

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How to connect a Surface Pen to Surface Duo

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Surface Duo has pen support, and while a Surface Pen is not included in the box, you can use any Surface Pen that supports Surface Pro 3 or higher, including the new Surface Slim Pen that made its debut with the Surface Pro X.

Doing so will allow you to write naturally in apps like OneNote, or sign PDF documents in Adobe Reader. Here’s how to connect a Surface Pen to your Surface Duo.

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Watch Surface Duo software hands-on videos that big reviewers can’t show you yet

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The Surface Duo is now in the hands of know reviewers, and many of them have posted unboxing videos of the device, detailing what the hardware feels like. It ends there, though, as the software experience is under embargo till September 10th.

That said, Surface Duo units are currently on display at AT&T and BestBuy stores across the US, and anyone can walk it and test the devices out, without any limitations as to what they can show or talk about, including the software.

So here are some initial impressions from people who have done just that.

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How to attach the bumper to your Surface Duo

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Surface Duo is almost here, and initial impressions from the press have been extremely positive, particularly when it comes to the build quality, industrial design, and just how thin Microsoft has managed to make it.

With that thinness, and the fact that the Surface Duo is covered in glass on the back and the front, it isn’t too surprising that Microsoft decided to include a bumper case in the box with every device.

Watch the video below to learn how to properly connect the bumper to your Surface Duo.

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Surface Duo unboxings have hit the web. Watch them here.

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After months of waiting and a series of teasers from executives, Microsoft finally announced its intentions to launch the Surface Duo on September 10th.

Now, as we inch closer to that release date, Microsoft has sent out Surface Duo review units to members of the press and allowed them to show off the hardware, while the software remains under embargo until sometime closer to release.

First impressions of the hardware have so far been extremely positive, with reviewers praising the build quality and industrial design. Watch their individual takes below.

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Surface Duo: Who is it for, and why it is so expensive.

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The highly anticipated Surface Duo has finally launched, and while there is a lot of excitement around Microsoft’s first foray into foldable devices, fans and critics alike expressed concerns primarily about the spec sheet and the price Microsoft is demanding for it.

The Surface Duo will ship with a Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, an 11MP camera, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5, a mono speaker, and a 3577 mAh battery. NFC, wireless charging, and 5G not included.

There’s no denying that these specs pale in comparison to the recently released flagships from Samsung, Google, and other Android OEMs. So, you can imagine people’s dismay when Microsoft announced that it would be charging $1399 for the base 128GB model, as customers could pick up a OnePlus 8 Pro, for example, with all of the latest specs for half the price. Or even the recently announced spec-laden Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G for about $100 less.

Social media erupted. “What exactly was Microsoft thinking?”. “Surface Duo is DOA”. “2019 specs for over $1000”. “No one will buy this”.

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A list of times Microsoft executives teased the Surface Duo [Updated]

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The Surface Duo is “officially” due to be released sometime during the Holiday 2020 season, but since Microsoft announced and showcased the foldable back in October 2019, employees testing the product don’t have to worry much about being caught using the device in public.

In fact, Microsoft executives have been actively teasing Surface Duo on their social media channels for some time now, and the frequency of these teases have sparked fresh rumors that a release may be sooner than initially planned.

In any case, while we wait for launch, here is a list of times Microsoft executives gave us a little peek of the Duo in action.

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