From specs to uptime and more, here’s everything we know about the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 ahead of its release.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Here’s what we know so far about the second-gen device.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2: name and release date
It is obvious that Microsoft would choose the name Surface Duo 2. It is almost certain that it will keep the Surface branding even if the “Duo” bit is attacked a bit from the launch of the original model.
As for the launch date, Windows Central had previously announced that the new model would be presented in the fall of 2021. One suggestion is that Microsoft could present the Surface Duo 2 at its Surface event on September 22, but the point is German sales trust WinFuture has refuted it.
Either way, it looks like a successor will definitely be here in a month or two.
The original Surface Duo offered two screens in a book-like format. Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold series, there is no other screen on the outside, so you can keep using it when it is closed. It was nothing. It had a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC that was one year old in 2020. It also had a 3,577mAh battery, which is quite small even for a traditional smartphone, rather than 5G, wireless charging, or NFC. But Microsoft still thought it was a good one. . The idea was to start at $ 1400.
It looks like the Surface Duo 2 could be a step in the right direction. Windows Central previously announced that it might offer a Snapdragon 888 series chipset, 8GB of RAM (previously 6GB), 4400mAh battery, 5G and NFC believed the new displays would have a high refresh rate.
Let’s move on to the camera side, the original model only came with a single camera (an 11 MP front sensor). Fortunately, Windows Central and an earlier version of Bildleck show that Microsoft has a suitable rear-view camera setup. Specifically, Microsoft will offer a 12 MP main camera, a 12 MP telephoto lens, and a 16 MP ultra-wide camera. a front snapper of 12MP.
Will this triple camera system take great photos? Well, former Android Authority reviewer David Imel thought the only camera in the original device took good photos, but lamented the long shutter lag and inconsistent exposure performance. while ensuring that the quality of the zoom and ultra-wide angle are respectable. Especially with the latter, the bar has been raised in recent years, so much so that the law firm faces a major challenge.
An encouraging move in this regard is Microsoft’s decision to add an older Nokia Bigwig and Apple camera to the Surface Imaging team. It wasn’t clear whether this pledge would work on the Surface Duo line, Surface Windows devices, or both. This happened around the same time Microsoft was posting a job posting for a camera architect focused on Android Surface devices.