Microsoft Surface Duo 2 appears on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 888 SoC as more hardware details emerge
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Microsoft is expected to release a successor to the Surface Duo soon, having taken a year to bring the original model to market. In June, Windows Central reported that the Surface Duo 2 would launch with Android 11 and a Snapdragon 888, a step-up from the Snapdragon 855 in the current version.
Now, the Surface Duo 2 has appeared on Geekbench. So far, the device has been posted 19 times, all with the identifier 'ARM implementer 65 architecture 8 variant 1 part 3396 revision 0'. While Geekbench does not state what SoC that Surface Duo 2 has, the identifier matches those with the Snapdragon 888.
Additionally, the device has 8 GB of RAM, 2 GB more than the Surface Duo. Windows Central also states that the new model has a 12 MP primary camera, complemented by telephoto and ultra-wide-angle lenses.
A larger battery is expected this time, as are larger displays that support high refresh rates. Details on these remain unknown at this stage, but we imagine that more will appear soon if Windows Central's late September or early October launch window is correct.