Dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo is coming to the UK with an eye-watering price

Microsoft Surface Duo
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The Microsoft Surface Duo is finally coming to the UK, with the company announcing that its dual-screen device will arrive on Thursday February 18, 2021.

Both Currys PC World and the Microsoft Store will sell it, but with a price tag of £1,349 to start this isn’t going to be a handset for everyone.

However, Microsoft Stores are offering trade-in deals on eligible devices, which can knock up to £500 off. This scheme runs until April 3, and is only available when trading in certain devices.

Two screens better than one?

The Microsoft Surface Duo is certainly an innovative product, and in our review we said that it “completely changes how you use your mobile device.”

Thanks to the dual-screen aspect, it’s a great productivity tool, and can run two apps at once, full screen. It runs Android and is solidly built, but with such a high price, many people may be turned off.

Still, it’s great to see it finally coming to the UK, after launching in the US last year.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.