Microsoft's newly launched smartphone is more expensive than the iPhone 13

Surface Duo 2 was introduced by Microsoft during the product launch event on September 22 with many notable improvements compared to the previous version.

Microsoft's newly launched smartphone is more expensive than the iPhone 13

Surface Duo 2 was introduced by Microsoft during the product launch event on September 22 with many notable improvements compared to the previous version.

Surface Duo 2 is an upgrade to Surface Duo, Microsoft's Android-powered folding smartphone. Unlike Huawei Mate X or Galaxy Z Fold, Surface Duo 2 has 2 independent screens, hinges rotate 360 ​​degrees instead of a flexible screen.

Compared to its predecessor, the design of Surface Duo 2 has not changed much with 2 outer surfaces made of Gorilla Glass, rounded corners, beveled edges at the edge for a more comfortable grip. In addition to the white version, the Surface Duo 2 has a black option.

Surface Duo 2 is equipped with two 5.8-inch OLED screens (resolution 1,892 x 1,344 pixels), when opened 180 degrees, it will combine into a tablet with a size of 8.3 inches. This monitor supports a 90 Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling effects.

In terms of configuration, Surface Duo 2 is equipped with Snapdragon 888 processor, 8 GB RAM and supports 5G network. Microsoft says this is the thinnest 5G smartphone available today. The device also adds NFC connectivity but no wireless charging. According to The Verge , Surface Duo 2 has a battery capacity of 4,449 mAh, promising comfortable use for a day.

While the original Surface Duo only had one camera on the screen, Microsoft has integrated 3 rear cameras for Surface Duo 2, including a 12 MP main camera (f / 1.7), a 16 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12 MP telephoto camera that supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This camera cluster is beveled, avoiding the need for glass when folding 360 degrees.

Surface Duo 2 is compatible with Surface Slim Pen 2, which can be attached to the center of the hinge to fix and charge the battery. The curved glass also offers an interesting feature when displaying some basic information at the edge of the screen when the device is closed such as time, notifications, incoming calls ...

Surface Duo 2 comes pre-installed with the Android 11 operating system with the promise of an update soon. On the previous generation, despite regular security patch updates and bug fixes, the device still stops at Android 10, while Android 12 is about to be widely released by Google.

Overcoming some disadvantages on the old version, Microsoft has optimized the software of Surface Duo 2 for better multitasking. In addition, about 150 games like Asphalt 9 , Modern Combat 5 or Dungeon Hunter 5 are also optimized to play on one screen, the other screen will show the game control button. The price of Surface Duo 2 is 1,500 USD .