Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Launched: Microsoft has finally revealed the successor to the first-generation foldable smartphone, dubbed the Surface Duo 2. While the design of the displays and the hinge remains unchanged, we get to see an improved camera module with a bump, a flagship processor, faster displays, and much more. Take a look at the details. Also Read - Google doubles production for Pixel 6 series, orders over 5 million units of Pixel 5A: Report
Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Price
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 will be made available on October 5. The 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant is priced at $1,499 (approximately Rs 1,10,660), at $1,599 (approximately Rs 1,18,041) for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant and at $1,799 (approximately Rs 1,32,806) for the 8GB RAM/512GB storage variant. Also Read - Garena Free Fire gets Squid Game inspired Red Light, Green Light mode: How to play
The device will be made available in Obsidian and Glacier colour options. The company has not yet revealed if the device will be available in India or not. Also Read - Vivo Y3s (2021) with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC launched in India, priced under Rs 10,000
Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Specifications
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 will sport two 5.8-inch displays with each having a resolution of 2754×1896 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate. Combined both the displays measure 8.3-inches diagonally. There is also a slight curve on one edge of the display, so that the user can glance at the notifications, time and more, even when the Duo 2 is closed.
It is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of non-expandable storage. It runs Google’s Android 11 along with the company’s own custom skin on top. The company did not reveal the battery capacity or the fast charging details.
Connectivity options include 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6, NFC and an ultra-wideband (UWB) chip. This is the thinnest 5G device currently available in the market. The device features a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 12-megapixel wide angle lens paired with a 12-megapixel ultra wide angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The wide and telephoto lens also features optical image stabilisation. At the front, it sports a 12-megapixel sensor to click selfies and perform video calls.
Microsoft has also optimised 150 games including Asphalt Legends 9, Modern Combat 5, and Dungeon Hunter 5 to play on one screen and the other screen to act as a controller. The company has also come up with more optimisations for sharing information between the two screens and spreading a single app across them.