Last year Microsoft launched its first model of the Microsoft Surface Duo series, Microsoft Surface Duo 2 With Snapdragon 888. While Microsoft Surface’s b-series such as Pro, Go, Laptop studio, Book, etc., are run on Microsoft Windows Operating System, Duo runs on OS Android. Microsoft Surface Duo is a foldable phablet designed to work a phone as well as tablet or both.
In September 2021 Microsoft launched its new member of Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Surface Duo 2. which has the following features:
Display and Battery
The phablet size is 145.20x 92.10×11. Since it is foldable the phablet has two touch screens each with a display of 5.8 inches having a resolution power of 1344×1892 pixels and have a refresh rate of around 90 Hertz. The display glass is of Gorilla type. At a time one or both the screen can be used for individual purposes. For example, at one screen you can open gallery while at another screen you can open a site.
The battery capacity has increased from its previous generation and is 4449 mAh which means the battery life is around 4000 hours in standby mode. However, it can charge very fast at 23W of power supply.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 are available in Glacier (ice blue) and Obsidian (black, blackish, or jet-black) color. while the previous model had only white color.
Its single front camera is of 12 MP (1MP) more than the previous model) having an aperture of f/2.0 and a diameter of 1.0 micron.
Its triple rear camera is of 12 MP (aperture: -f/1.7; diameter: – 1.4 micron) +16MP (aperture: – f/2.2; diameter: – 1.0 micron) +12MP (aperture: – f/2.4; diameter: – 1.0 micron). The rear camera can autofocus.
The device integrity of functions is managed by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is one of the latest mobile application processors which is more than 20% better in terms of processor’s performance and graphic display and image processing. Making your work hassle-free and suitable for game lovers.
The RAM is of 8GB DRAM LPDDR5 which is more than the previous model and internal storage is about 200GB which is the same as its previous generation.
Unlike the previous model, Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has Operating System Android 11 which is more advance than Android 10. The Operating System is aided with Microsoft Launcher.
Like every other smartphone, it can connect to networks like Wi-fi of wireless standards from 802.11 a, 802.11b, 802.11g,802.11n, and 802.11ac. it can also connect to 2G, 3G, 4G, and the latest one 5G. It has Bluetooth version 5.10 and also has Near Field Communication (NFC). It has a GPS feature and can connect to GLONASS. The USB is Type-C.
Like any other smartphone, it is sensors like proximity, magnetometer, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, and ambient light sensors.
A matching color stylus pen is also available with it.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has starting price of more than 1.5k USD which is almost the same as that of the previous generation. For now, the device is yet to launch in India. However, its preorder has begun on the day of its launch till late-October, 2021.
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