Microsoft doesn’t seem to have given up on making their own foldable phone. Recently, the software corporation has officially launched the Surface Duo 2, the successor of the first-generation folding Android phone, Surface Duo, which was introduced last year.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 packed the Android 11 and is equipped with a variety of new features, one of which is the presence of the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which has 5G support. The chipset is combined with 8 GB of RAM and three storage options, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB.
In addition to hardware advancements, the photographic aspect of the Surface Duo 2 is also refreshed. Instead of a single rear camera in the previous generation, the Surface Duo 2 is now equipped with three rear cameras arranged vertically in a square module.
The three cameras consist of a 12 MP main camera (f/1.7, OIS), a 16 MP ultrawide camera (f/2.2), and a 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, OIS, 2x optical zoom). On the front, there is also a 12 MP (f/2.0) selfie camera.
The Surface Duo 2 is equipped with two screens, the main screen that can be accessed when the phone is unfolded and the front screen that can be used when the phone is folded. The main screen of the Surface Duo 2 offers an AMOLED Dual PixelSense Fusion Display panel measuring 8.3 inches with a resolution of 2,688 x 1,892 pixels.
The screen on the front adopts an AMOLED Single PixelSense Screen panel with a size of 5.8 inches and a resolution of 1,344 x 1,892 pixels. Both screens are equipped with 90 Hz refresh rate technology, brightness levels up to 800 nits, and Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass.
For folding mode, the Surface Duo 2 can be folded in or out like a book, and folded in half, and set up like a tent. Interestingly, this Surface Duo supports a stylus that can be used on all the latest generation Surface products, the Surface Slim Pen 2, which can be attached to the back of the device.
Price and Availability
Microsoft marketed the Surface Duo 2 at a price range of $1,500 for the 128GB version, $1,600 for the 256GB version, while the 512GB version costs $1,800.