Microsoft has a brand new cellphone of its personal, the Floor Duo 2, arriving October twenty first — and should you purchase an non-compulsory “Surface Duo 2 Pen Cover,” you’ll have the ability to magnetically dock and wirelessly cost the corporate’s non-compulsory $130 Floor Slim Pen 2 stylus and use it with the Android cellphone.

The necessity for a particular cowl wasn’t fairly made clear through the firm’s presentation final week, nor a worth or launch date, however Microsoft confirmed to Windows Central today that it’ll price $65 on October twenty first. Whereas that’s the identical day the Floor Duo 2 is slated to launch, it surprisingly didn’t go up for pre-order alongside the telephones, and nonetheless isn’t obtainable so as to add to a cart now. You can find its product page here, with the Pen Cowl listed as “Coming soon.”

The itemizing says it provides 32g (0.07oz) price of weight to the cellphone, and reveals that it’s not a full case, however relatively a half shell mixed with a few floating bumpers. It’s additionally listed as being suitable with the unique Floor Slim Pen, however it’s not clear whether or not it docks or costs the older pen, or (hopefully) each. You may get it in each colours (it appears to mix fairly properly with the cellphone) and it’ll have a material lining to guard the end of your system.

Right here’s our first hands-on with the Floor Duo 2; We’ll have a full evaluate additional down the highway.

Microsoft says the unique Floor Duo will get an replace to Android 11 by 12 months’s finish.


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