Yay, the rumors were true! How often do we get to say that? We tell you, not nearly enough.
Microsoft’s anticipated Surface event also brought with it the official confirmation of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, a foldable phone we’ve seen in leaked photos and an FCC filing.
Now, we know all there is about this phone – or should we say two phones?
While most phone makers are chasing the perfect foldable, one piece screen, Microsoft went the other way with a dual-screen phone that somehow looks very appealing.
The Surface Duo 2 has two 5.8 PixelSense Fusion displays with 401 PPI and 800 nits max brightness that, once you use the hinge to open them, they join into an expansive 8.3-inch display.
When closed, the phone will show you on its hinge the most important info, like incoming calls, messages or battery life.
On the back, you’ll find a triple camera setup pairing a wide 12 MP f/1.7 sensor, an f/2.4 12MP telephoto lens and an ultra-wide 16 MP, f/2.2 aperture lens capable of shooting 4K video at 30 and 60 fps or slow mo video at 120 or 240 FPS.
The front facing camera is a single 12MP f/2.0 shooter.
Under the hood, the previous leaks and rumors were true.
The Surface Duo 2 uses the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset paired with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB, 256GB or 512GB storage. Beyond the 5G, in terms of connectivity this phone comes with WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC for payments. All of this is powered by a 4449mAh dual battery.
Starting from $1,499.99 for the 128 GB option and going up to $1,799 for the 512 GB one, the Surface Duo 2 is already up for pre-order – and already unavailable for the most expensive model.