Surface Duo 3 will not be a dual-screen phone, instead it will opt for an internal foldable screen with an external cover display and a 180-degree hinge, similar to most phones.

The report says that this comes after a long year of hardware prototyping and experimentation, even though it had planned for a dual-screen design for Surface Duo 3 with a narrower and taller edge-to-edge displays, wireless charging, and several other improvements.

The Surface Duo 3 will have a foldable inner screen, and a flat outer screen, going for a similar form factor to the vivo X Fold and the Honor Magic Vs. This device has been through "a long year of hardware prototyping and experimentation", allegedly.

In fact, the design for this device had already been finalized when the company miraculously decided to pick the saner path and go with a truly foldable screen.

Because of this change, the end of year shipping target went out of the window, and now it's unclear when the Surface Duo 3 will actually be launched.

Despite recent reports claiming the Surface Duo 3 would have a 360-degree hinge, the sources of today's info claim that's not accurate and it will be a 180-degree hinge instead.

That's what most other foldable phones have. While we've called it Surface Duo 3 in this article for simplicity's sake, it very well could be named something else if Microsoft wants the shift to a foldable screen to be made more obvious.

Furthermore, the company would like to expand its line of Android smartphones to more than just the Surface Duo, and has been exploring different form factors to possibly ship in the future - we're talking traditional slab-style devices, not foldables.