Microsoft today announced price and availability for the Surface Duo, its dual-screen, productivity-focused Android smartphone, which is arriving on September 10. Alongside the new phone, Microsoft has also announced a new color – Graphite Grey – for the Surface Earbuds, which launched earlier this year.
The new color is arriving on the same day as the Surface Duo, but curiously, it isn't meant to match that device. The Duo is launching in a single color, Glacier, which is the same color that the Surface Earbuds are already available in. The new Graphite Grey variant should be interesting if you prefer a darker color, but at that point you might also want a darker variant of the Duo, which doesn't exist.
Aside from the color, everything about the Surface Earbuds should be the same. They feature integration with Office 365, and touch controls that can be used to play and pause music. Microsoft claims up to 24 hours of battery life when paired with the charging case, and there are two microphones on each earbud to make it easier to pick up the user's voice.
They were originally announced last October for $249, but ended up getting delayed and launched at a lower price point of $199.