Does the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 fix the original's flaws? Microsoft's Surface Duo was a frustrating device. The concept, a dual-screen android device with Windows integration, was intriguing, but the execution left something to be desired. A high price tag along with buggy software and a poor camera made it hard to recommend, but we still really like the idea. Apparently Microsoft did, too, and they're back with the Surface Duo 2, a follow-up that improves almost everything about the original. The new device is larger, feels more ergonomic, and promises better cameras and software. In our brief hands-on we were impressed, but considering the first Surface Duo, wait for our full review before you decide to get one.
The new school year is the year of the Surface computers at Microsoft. The American giant is taking advantage of the facelift given to its PCs to launch the second version of its Android smartphone. Here is the Surface Duo 2.
This year, the Redmond firm intends to offer a refined version of its device, with a Surface Duo 2 that, nevertheless, will have to deal with folding models signed by Samsung, which are now complete. The smartphone retains the format of its predecessor, with two 5.8-inch screens that, joined by a hinge, make up an 8.3-inch slab, compared to 8.1 inches last year. This Amoled panel displays 2688 x 1892 pixels, adopts a refresh rate of 90 Hz and benefits from a Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The wide black borders that surrounded the Surface Duo are slightly thinner this year, with the device having similar dimensions (145.2 x 184.5 mm when open). However, it is a little thicker (5.5 mm, or 11 mm when closed) and its weight climbs from 250 to 284 grams.