23 September 2021
Update: August 30, 2021
Geekbench listing of the Surface Duo 2 reveals the device has Snapdragon 888 processor and 8GB RAM. The listing further reveals the device runs Android 11 as well. These are the only key specifications that the benchmark listing was able to reveal.
WindowsCentral notes that the Surface Duo 2 device will get an enhanced battery and better cameras. It is also expected to use larger displays. One of the other notable enhancements is said to be a higher refresh rate.
Original Post (July 26, 2021)
The first look of Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is apparently out in open, well thanks to a leak. A YouTube channel Tech Rat has shared some pictures of a dual-screen device in a video and claimed them to be the Surface Duo 2.
The video comprising alleged images of Surface Duo 2 was published last month and today WindowsCentral is vouching for the authenticity of these images by calling them legitimate. The tech blog mentions while these images look like a near-final prototype of the Surface Duo 2, the source of these images is still unknown.
We can’t comment on the substantiality as nothing seems so concrete yet, but this is the only possible look of the device available right now. The narrator of the video (which sounds more like a robotic voice-over) states it is unknown how many cameras the Surface Duo 2 has. But it seems pretty apparent from the images that there are three cameras on the back.
The report from WindowsCentral claims the Surface Duo 2 has three external cameras consisting of an ultrawide angle, telephoto, and standard lens.
The photos also show the device will come in white and black color options. The fingerprint scanner appears to be embedded into the power button or beneath the screen. There is a USB-C port that is now centered on the right-hand side of the device.
The report claims the Surface Duo 2 is going to be powered by Snapdragon 888 processor and have NFC support for payments.
There have been instances in the past that have confirmed the existence of Microsoft’s second-gen Surface Duo device, but we require more stuff in our hands to believe in it, of course. Back in March this year, a couple of job listings indicated that Microsoft is looking to refresh its dual-screen device with a successor. The job listings suggested that the upcoming Surface Duo 2 will have 5G support and even better camera performance.
Later in the same month, a report came out claiming the Surface Duo 2 will launch somewhere in the second half of the year. Fast forward to today, WindowsCentral citing these leaked images reports that the Surface Duo could launch in September or October.