Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new Surface Duo 2. According to a new report independently verified by Windows Central, Microsoft now has a final design prototype of the Surface Duo 2, with a new rear camera module and a glass back design as key distinguishing features.
The new design will reportedly be available in white and black color options, and given how polished the design appears to be, the device’s launch is likely to be imminent.
According to the Windows Central report, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has a triple rear camera, which includes a primary unit, a telephoto unit, and an ultra-wide unit.
Along with the improved camera, the Surface Duo 2 is expected to include an integrated power button and fingerprint sensor, with the USB-C port relocating to the device’s right-side fold.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is also expected to have a frosted glass back design, which will be available in white and black. According to reports, the Surface Duo 2 is ready for production, and the device is expected to ship in September or October 2021. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, 5G connectivity, and other features are expected to be included in the next-generation foldable device.
The original Surface Duo has two 5.6-inch AMOLED screens that can be unfolded to create a single 8.1-inch screen. It also had an out-of-date camera layout and other features, all of which contributed to a device that was not exactly cutting-edge in terms of specs. Microsoft may have a chance to right the ship with the second generation, and the triple rear camera is at least a step in the right direction.