Microsoft Surface Duo 2 revealed with plenty of changes from the original model
The Surface Laptop Studio may be catching the headlines, but the Surface Duo 2 could excite Android fans. On the face of it, the Surface Duo 2 makes amends for almost all of the Surface Duo's shortcomings, as Samsung did with the Galaxy Z Fold2.
Specifically, the Surface Duo 2 has a Snapdragon 888 SoC, an NFC chip and a larger display. According to Microsoft, the second-generation Surface Duo has a 0.2-inch larger display than its predecessor that supports 90 Hz. Large bezels remain, though.
Additionally, the Surface Duo 2 has three rear-facing cameras, a huge upgrade on the original . The new model even has a secondary display of sorts that allows you to view some notifications without opening your device. The outer display is actually the two displays peaking through the hinge.
We have outlined the Surface Duo 2's specifications in the table below. Supposedly, the device's 4,449 mAh battery should last a full day on a single charge, which is much larger than the 3,577 mAh battery inside the original Surface Duo.
The Surface Duo 2 is only available with 8 GB of RAM and in Obsidian and Glacier. However, Microsoft offers its latest foldable in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage variants, starting at US$1,499.99. Currently, only the 256 GB edition is available to pre-order, which will begin shipping on October 21.
|Microsoft Surface Duo 2|
|Dimensions & weight||145.2 x 184.5 x 5.5 mm (open)145.2 x 92.1 x 11 mm (closed)284 grams|
|Display||Dual PixelSense Fusion display2x 5.8-inch AMOLED - 1,344 x 1,892 pixels (8.3-inches - 2,688 x 1,892 pixels)90 Hz refresh rate, 800 nitsGorilla Glass VictusHDR, 100% sRGB, DCI-P3|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 888 5G|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB|
|Front camera||12 MP, f/2.0, 24 mm, 1.0 um|
|Rear-facing cameras||Main camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 27 mm, 1.4 um, Dual Pixel PDAF, OISTelephoto: 12 MP, f/2.4, 51 mm, 1.0 um, PDAF, OIS, 2x zoomUltra wide angle: 16 MP, f/2.2, 13 mm, 1.0 um, 110 degree FoV, distortion correction|
|Camera Features||Automode with lowlight and HDR capture, night mode, smooth zoom up to 10x digital, portrait mode, panorama, 4K to 60 fps, 1080p to 60 fps, slow motion up to 240 fps|
|Audio||Stereo speakers, aptx and aptx HD|
|Other||Fingerprint sensor, support for Surface Pen, Surface Slim Pen, Surface Hub 2 Pen|
|Connectivity||USB-C 3.2 Gen2, eSIM and Nano-SIM, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, 5G, LTE|