The release of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has been rumored for quite some time, and now the company has finally revealed its second attempt at a dual-screen tablet. Although the new Surface Duo 2 retains the original design of the first-generation product, it is said to address many of its flaws. The Surface Duo 2 will be available in the United States on October 5th for $1499.99, according to the company.
Pricing and Availability of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Glacier and Obsidian are the two color options for the new Surface Duo 2. The Surface Duo 2 will be available on October 5th for $1499.99, alongside the newly announced Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, and Windows 11.
Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2
The Redmond-based company’s latest folding tablet, like its predecessor, features dual displays on either side, giving it a folding form factor that hangs from the center, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Each OLED display is 5.8 inches in size, with a screen resolution of 1344 x 1892 pixels, a hinge connecting them, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass protecting them. When unfolded, both screens have a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and measure 8.3 inches diagonally. The new Duo 2 comes pre-installed with Android 11.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, which supports 5G connectivity, powers the device with a unique form factor. NFC and Qi wireless charging has also been included. Microsoft hasn’t specified the battery capacity, but does promise “all-day battery life.”
The new Microsoft Surface Duo 2 comes with a triple rear camera module that includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel primary wide-angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Microsoft claims to have improved information exchange between the two screens and optimized apps to take advantage of both screens.
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