Microsoft surface duo 2 has been launched, the company’s latest dual-screen Android device, as the successor to last year’s model.
The new Surface Duo 2 features dual 5.8-inch 1892×1344 resolution AMOLED panels, which combined become 8.3-inch across with a resolution of 2688×1892. The display can reach 800 nits of brightness and is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
It is powered by Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, upgraded triple-lens camera and runs Android 11 out of the box.
The camera on the back has been bumped up to a triple lens unit. It now features a 12MP f1.7 main wide, 12MP f2.4 2x telephoto, and 16MP f2.2 utlra-wide. You can also record video up to 4K 60fps or up to 1080p 240fps.
The Surface Duo 2 also supports the new Surface Slim Pen 2, which can be magnetically attached to the outside of the device to charge. The Surface Duo 2 itself does not support wireless charging for its 4449mAh battery but you do get 23W USB-C fast charging, although you will have to get the charger separately.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Specification
Display: 5.8-inch (1344 x 1892 pixels) AMOLED 13:9 single PixelSense Display, 401 PPI, 8.3-inch (2688×1892 pixels) AMOLED 13:9 Display when open, 90Hz adaptive refresh rate, 100% SRGB, DCI-P3, 800 nits max brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
RAM + ROM: 8GB RAM, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.1) internal storage
Operating System: Android 11
SIM: One eSIM and one Nano SIM
Sensor: Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Camera: 12MP camera, OIS, dual LED Flash, 16MP ultra-wide camera, 12MP telephoto camera, OIS, 2X optical zoom, 4K video recording at up to 60 fps
Front camera: 12MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
USB Type-C Audio, Stereo speakers, Dual Mic AI-based noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation
Dimensions: 145.2x 184.5x 5.50 (Open) / 145.2x 92.1 x 11mm (Closed); Weight: 284g
Network: 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 6 ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / GLONASS, DisplayPort over USB-C, NFC
Battery: 4449mAh dual battery with 23W fast charging
The Surface Duo 2 starts at $1500 and is available for pre-order today. It comes in Glacier as well as a new Obsidian color.