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“Cut in half and add salt”: Surface Duo pictured helping Microsoft VP bake breadsticks, flicking a thumb at Galaxy Fold reliability issues?

The Surface Duo with a breadstick recipe selected (Image source: ITHome)
The Surface Duo with a breadstick recipe selected (Image source: ITHome)
Microsoft VP Frank X posted a picture of himself baking breadsticks with a recipe displayed on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo. Microsoft’s device seemingly adopts a different approach to the dual-screen conundrum, relative to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. But is it resilient enough to bake breadsticks?
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Microsoft VP Frank X recently posted a picture of a Surface Duo in his kitchen. The foldable in question displays a recipe for baking breadsticks. An ironic note in the recipe tells readers to “cut in half.” 

It’s interesting to see a foldable device in use in such a banal environment: advertisements for foldable like the Samsung Galaxy Fold tend to focus on lifestyle and technology aspects, but Frank X is just baking breadsticks here. Reading between the lines, the picture could be a subtle jab at other foldable devices on the market, such as the Huawei Mate X and the Galaxy Fold, both of which have been marred by reports of poor build quality and reliability issues. 

The Surface Duo appears capable of handling the kitchen with ease. However, other key specs raise questions about whether or not this is the foldable to look forward to this year: the Surface Duo is set to feature an agreeing Snapdragon 855 SoC, a low 1800x1350 display resolution, and a paltry 3460 mAh battery. While it might possibly take some spilled dough, we wonder how long a Snapdragon 855 will last on that limited battery. 

Full-size image of the Surface Duo in Frank X’s kitchen (Image source: ITHome)
Full-size image of the Surface Duo in Frank X’s kitchen (Image source: ITHome)

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-07-10 (Update: 2020-07-10)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.