Developer releases a guide to install Windows 11 on Surface Duo

Surface Duo is the first-generation Android dual-screen folding phone released by Microsoft in 2019. It adopts a book-like folding scheme and will be sold in 2020 and would be sold in North America and parts of Europe. The product has a certain experimental nature. For many developers, the difficulty is how to make full use of the dual-screen feature in applications.

Surface Duo is equipped with two 5.6-inch OLED screens covered with hard glass with a resolution of 1800×1350 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. The hinge between the two screens supports 360° rotation, which together is roughly equivalent to an 8.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2700×1800 and an aspect ratio of 3:2. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform, 6GB of memory + 128GB or 256GB of storage space, and a built-in 3577mAh capacity battery.

According to The Verge, engineering student Gustave Monce has been working on installing the Windows 11 operating system on the Surface Duo for the past few months, constantly trying, at present, Windows and Android dual systems have been implemented on this model. Gustave Monce isn’t the first to try this, but it’s probably the best for the time being. Gustave Monce, who also installed Windows 11 on Windows Phone last year, said the Lumia 950 XL’s 5.7-inch display was a good fit for Windows 11.

For ordinary users, it will be difficult to install Windows 11 on Android phones, so Gustave Monce also specially made a tutorial on how to implement dual systems. While it appears to be progressing well, there is still a lot of fine-tuning work to be done. The Surface Duo currently installed with Windows 11 is not yet in normal use, and functions such as touch, cellular data network, and camera are not available.