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Microsoft Surface Duo teased in new image — from Google

Microsoft Surface Duo
(Image credit: Hiroshi Lockheimer)

The Microsoft Surface Duo looks imminent judging by recent leaks, and the latest tease of the upcoming dual screen phone comes from a surprising source — Google.

Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android and Chrome at Google, tweeted a seemingly inconspicuous photo of his Japanese dinner earlier this week. But look a little closer, and you'll notice a Surface Duo sitting between all that meat and vegetables.

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This new photo doesn't necessarily reveal anything new, showing off the same dual-screen design we've been seeing since Microsoft unveiled the Duo in late 2019. There does, however, seem to be some sort of white protective case covering the foldable phone. 

A Surface Duo tease from Google shouldn't come as a big surprise — Microsoft's new phone will run Android, and the two companies have likely been working closely together in order to get Google's OS running properly on such a unique device. But this apparent endorsement does seem to be a good sign that Google is all in on Microsoft's new two-screen phone, and will hopefully support it well after launch.

According to recent leaks, the Surface Duo will sport two 5.6-inch AMOLED 1800 x 1350 displays designed for seamless multitasking. It could be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage — that doesn't quite measure up to the more powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus you'll find in devices such as the Galaxy Note 20, but should hopefully still deliver a smooth two-screen experience. 

Microsoft's new device could be set to launch the week of August 24 according to a recent tip, meaning we may just be weeks away from an interesting foldable showdown between the Duo and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Michael Andronico

Mike Andronico is Senior Writer at CNNUnderscored and was formerly Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. When not at work, you can usually catch him playing Street Fighter, devouring Twitch streams and trying to convince people that Hawkeye is the best Avenger.