Microsoft is preparing a Surface Duo 2 for release later this year. Leaked images have revealed that the dual-display device will feature a new triple camera system. The leaked images first appeared in a YouTube video last month, and Windows Central claims they are legit. Microsoft is expected to launch its Surface Duo 2 device in September or October.
The camera system on the Surface Duo 2 seems to be the most significant hardware change on this device. It is rumored to include a telephoto lens, ultra wide angle lens and standard lens. The leaked photos show a bump on the back of the device, just like many existing flagship Android phones. It also appears that Microsoft has moved its fingerprint reader to the power button on the Duo 2 and centered the USB-C port on the right side.
The Surface Duo 2 is expected to see relatively minor design changes overall, with most of the major changes appearing in the camera system and internal specs. Rumors suggest that the Surface Duo 2 will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G support and an NFC chip for contactless payments. Microsoft can even slightly increase the size of each screen on the Surface Duo 2, with slightly thinner bezels and options for both black and white color variants.
Microsoft seems to be sticking to separate screens on the Surface Duo 2, rather than opting for a true foldable screen like Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3. That means all eyes will be on how well Microsoft has handled the software side of the Surface Duo. 2 improves. The original device has had several software updates, but Android 11 has still not appeared. That has left the Surface Duo as a buggy device, with frequent issues with multitasking and gestures, a screen that turns off during book mode, and locks using the fingerprint reader.