Microsoft Surface Duo 2 unveiled with many changes from its predecessor

The rumors about the Surface Duo 2 2021 were true, Microsoft has revamped the Surface Duo phone with many changes for the second-generation model. The Surface Duo2 is equipped with the Snapdragon 888 and is about as expensive as a Galaxy Z Fold3.

Surface Duo 2 2021

At its Surface Launch event, Microsoft not only presented the eagerly awaited bestsellers Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, Surface Pro X, and the Surface Laptop Studio but also several other products, including the successor to the first Microsoft Duo phone, which was rated rather lukewarm. Similar to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, the worst problems of the first model, which has been in development for a long time, are resolved, including the lack of 5G reception and the non-integrated NFC chip for mobile payment.

The Surface Laptop Studio might be making headlines, but the Surface Duo 2 2021 might get Android fans excited. At first glance, the Surface Duo2 makes up 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 screen. According to Microsoft, the second-generation Windows Surface Duo 2 has a 0.2 inch larger screen than its predecessor, which supports the frequency of 90 Hz. However, the large edges remain unchanged.

In addition, the new Duo phone has three cameras oriented towards the rear, which is a considerable improvement over the Surface Duo origin. The new model even has a sort of secondary screen that lets you view certain notifications without opening your device. The outer screen is actually made up of the two screens protruding from the hinge.

The device’s battery, with a capacity of 4,449 mAh, is expected to last a full day on a single charge, which is significantly larger than the 3,577 mAh battery in the original Surface Duo.

Surface Duo 2 release date & price

The Surface Duo 2 2021 is only available with 8 GB of RAM and in the Obsidian version. However, Microsoft is offering its latest foldable model in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage variants, starting at $1,499.99. Currently, available for pre-order via the Bestbuy.com and Amazon.com websites, which will begin shipping on October 21.

Surface Duo 2 2021 Specifications

Surface Duo 2 2021
  • Display: 5.8-inch Dual PixelSense Fusion2x AMOLED display – 1344 x 1892 pixels (8.3 inches – 2688 x 1892 pixels) Refresh rate 90 Hz, 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 cameras: Main camera – 12 MP, f / 1.7, 27 mm, 1.4 um, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS Telephoto – 12 MP, f / 2.4, 51 mm, 1.0 um, PDAF, OIS, 2x Ultra wide angle zoom – 16 MP, f / 2.2 , 13 mm, 1.0 um, FoV 110 degrees, distortion correction
  • Camera Features: Auto mode with low light and HDR capture, night mode, smooth zoom up to 10x digital, portrait mode, panorama, 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, slow motion up to 240 fps
  • Audio: Stereo, aptx, and aptx HD speakers
  • Other: Fingerprint sensor, support 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
  • OS: Android 11
  • Dimensions: 145.2 x 184.5 x 5.5mm (open) / 145.2 x 92.1 x 11mm (closed)
  • Weight: 284 grams

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