Microsoft’s Second-Gen Foldable Phone: 5G, More Cameras and a Bigger Battery

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is the firm’s second-generation foldable smartphone, which was introduced less than a year after the original debut of the Microsoft Surface Duo. The price is one of the upgrades in this edition, which comes with improvements across the board to make it a more desirable purchase and a more useful productivity tool than its predecessor.

The base model of the Surface Pro 4, which includes an Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), costs $1,499 in the United States (about £1,100 / AU$2,080). The starting price of the original was $1,399 / £1,350 (approximately AU$1.930).

What You Need to Know About the Microsoft Surface Duo 2

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has improvements on all fronts, despite having the same form factor as its predecessor. The screen size on the new model is 5.8-inch folded and 8.3-inch unfolded, whereas the old one was 5.6-inch folded and 8.1-inch unfolded, with a minor resolution increase for each of them as well.

The battery has grown in size, growing to 4,449mAh from 3,577mAh, and charging speeds have improved from 18W to 23W. Given the larger battery capacity, charging times would most likely be somewhat longer. The camera department is where the Surface Duo 2 achieves its greatest advancements. There’s a 12MP main lens, 16MP ultra-wide lens, and 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom instead of a single 11MP snapper.

The ability to connect to 5G networks, which the original didn’t have and will be useful for downloading files and obtaining a consistent mobile connection, is one that’ll be very beneficial to professionals. That’s linked to the new CPU, the Snapdragon 888, which should deliver outstanding performance.

Microsoft also introduced new Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, and Surface Pro X devices, as well as a brand-new Studio version of the Surface Laptop.