Back in September, Microsoft announced its brand new smartphone, the Surface Duo 2. If the concept of the phone intrigued you and you wouldn’t mind picking it up, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the Surface Duo 2 is now available for purchase.
For those who might have missed Microsoft’s announcement last month, the Surface Duo 2 is the successor to the Surface Duo that was originally announced in 2019 but launched in 2020. It actually improves greatly on the original Surface Duo thanks to its more modern hardware.
We’re talking about the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, dual 5.8-inch PixelSense displays with 90Hz adaptive refresh rate, or when combined, offers an 8.3-inch viewing experience Microsoft is calling the PixelSense Fusion. There is also an interesting new feature called the Glance Bar that lets you peek at notifications when the phone is closed.
The handset also features an upgraded 12MP selfie cam, and a triple camera setup on the back comprising of a 12MP wide-angle camera, a 16MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera capable of 2x optical zoom.
While the original Surface Duo was an interesting concept, Microsoft made the odd decision of maintaining 2019’s hardware for a 2020 launch, but the Surface Duo 2 has most definitely rectified that. The handset is priced starting at $1,500 and is available via Microsoft’s website.