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Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the new products that will be released throughout the holiday season and talked about their plans for their new Surface Duo phone, set to be released next year.

With a promise to deliver a higher quality product than Apple’s current MacBooks, Microsoft’s annual hardware event saw a total of seven new products in development:

  • Surface Laptop 3: It uses Intel’s latest 10th generation processor, said to be 3x more powerful than a MacBook Air. It also charges up to 80% in less than an hour and its made out of aluminum with a larger trackpad than its predecessor. It comes in 13.5-inch and 15-inch sizes.

  • Surface Pro X: It features a 13-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard. This elegant device is very light and runs on the Qualcomm chip which has 7W of power.

  • Surface Pro 7: While similar in appearance to last year’s moder, this tablet/laptop hybrid has a new USB-C port and improved microphones. It can also charge up to 90A% in one hour and runs on Intel’s 10th generation chip as well.

  • Surface Earbuds: A direct competition to Apple’s AirPods, these headphones offer 24 hours of battery life and can be controlled by gestures to play, pause, skip or change the volume.

For next year, we shall keep our eyes open for the upcoming foldable Surface Duo phone with two screens which runs on Android. It will feature two 5.6 inch displays and has a 360-degree hinge. Also the Surface Neo, a two-screened laptop which will also run on Google’s Android operating system -rather than Microsoft Windows- shows that Microsoft is aiming towards mobile and cloud-based products for their future!