Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with dual screens, Snapdragon 888 SoC, 5G support announced: specifications, price

The new Surface Duo 2 comes with a powerful processor, better cameras and bigger displays.

Highlights
  • Microsoft Surface Duo 2 brings major upgrades over the first-generation Surface Duo.
  • It comes with Snapdragon 888, a triple camera setup, and 5G support.
  • The Surface Duo 2 will be available to purchase from October 5th for $1500 (Rs 1,10,550) in the US.

After a year of wait, Microsoft has announced the Surface Duo 2, the sequel to its original dual-screen smartphone. The Surface Duo 2 fixes several shortcomings of the original Surface Duo while retaining the same design as the first-generation model. Now, the Surface Duo 2 gets a full-fledged camera, a flagship chipset with 5G capabilities, and slightly bigger screens. Microsoft also announced the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio alongside the new Duo 2 smartphone. Let’s have a look at Microsoft’s newest folding phone.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 features, specifications, price

The Surface Duo 2 comes with two 5.8-inch 1892×1344 resolution AMOLED panels with a refresh rate of 90Hz, joined together by a hinge, which becomes 8.3-inch when unfolded. You can either open or close it like a book, stand it down like a tent or use it as a mini notebook. The displays are slightly curved on edge, visible from outside, showing time and notifications.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset powers the Surface Duo 2. The chipset under the hood is paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/512GB of internal storage. Thanks to Snapdragon 888, the Duo 2 now supports 5G networks and NFC. However, wireless charging is still missing. The Surface Duo 2 boasts a 4449mAh battery with support for 23W wired charging; according to Microsoft, it would be enough for an “all-day battery life”. Microsoft also announced a new Surface Slim Pen 2 for the Duo 2. The Slim Pen 2 can now be attached to the outer part of the shell for charging. The Duo2 runs Android 11 out of the box.

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The second-generation Surface Duo gets a major upgrade from the original Duo’s single camera. The Duo 2 comes with a triple camera setup mounted outside the shell. A 12MP f/1.7 wide camera leads the setup, accompanied by a 12MP f/2.4 2x telephoto and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera. The camera is capable of recording videos up to 4K at 60fps or up to 1080p at 240fps.

The Surface Duo 2 is already up for pre-orders in the US for $1500. It will be available in two colours – Glacier and Obsidian from October 5th.