Washington [US]: US tech giant Microsoft is planning a Surface Duo 2 release later this year in September or October. Leaked images suggest the dual-screen device will include a new triple camera system.
According to The Verge, the camera system on the Surface Duo 2 appears to be the main significant hardware change on this device. It is said to include a telephoto, ultra wide angle, and standard lens.
The leaked photos reveal a bump on the back of the device, just like many existing flagship Android phones. It also appears Microsoft has moved its fingerprint reader into the Duo 2’s power button and centered the USB-C port on the right side.
The Surface Duo 2 is expected to have relatively minor design changes overall, with most of the significant changes showing up in the camera system and internal specs.
Rumors suggest the Surface Duo 2 will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G support, and an NFC chip for contactless payments. Microsoft could even slightly increase the size of each screen on the Surface Duo 2, with slightly thinner bezels and options for black and white color variants.
The company appears to be sticking to separate screens on the Surface Duo 2, instead of going for a truly foldable screen like Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3. This certainly means that all eyes will be on how Microsoft is improving the software side of the Surface. Duo 2.
The original device had a variety of software updates, but Android 11 still hasn’t appeared yet. According to The Verge, this left the Surface Duo as a bugged device, with regular issues with multitasking and gestures, screen turning off in book mode, and locks up using the fingerprint reader.