Microsoft reportedly plans to launch the Surface Duo 2 in September or October.
The original Surface Duo from Microsoft won’t be an enormous success, but the corporate has not performed on its successor. The Surface Duo 2 is rumored to release later this year with some major improvements across the board.
Ahead of that, leaked photos of a prototype unit of the Surface Duo 2 reveal its upgraded triple-camera system. Among other things, the first Surface Duo was panned for its poor camera performance, and it’s like Microsoft intends to repair that this point around.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Could Feature a Triple-Camera System
The leaked photos of the Surface Duo 2 first surfaced on YouTube over a month ago but largely went unnoticed. However, Windows Central now confirms that the photos of the device within the video are of a prototype unit of the Surface Duo 2.
The photos show the Surface Duo 2 having a huge camera hump at its rear, with three camera sensors including a primary, telephoto, and ultra-wide sensor. For comparison, the first Surface Duo packed a paltry 11MP f/2.0 camera at the rear that was widely panned for its sub-par performance.
While the image quality of the Surface Duo 2 will only be known once it’s released, it does appear as if Microsoft intends to supply a competent camera setup on the device in its second iteration. The camera hump points to Microsoft using bigger and newer camera sensors on the Surface Duo 2.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Will Pack Proper Flagship Specs
Apart from the huge camera hump, another hardware changes on the Surface Duo 2 that one can figure out from the leaked photos. The USB-C port seems to possess been centered on the right-hand side of the device. The fingerprint sensor also seems to possess been far away from the device’s rear and integrated into the facility button.
Microsoft plans to ship the Surface Duo 2 in September or October this year, as per the report. Unlike the first Surface Duo, the second iteration of Microsoft’s foldable Surface will feature proper flagship specs to fit a 2021 phone. The device will include a Snapdragon 888 chip, 5G connectivity, and NFC for contactless payments.
It is unclear if Microsoft will increase the worth of the Surface Duo 2 thanks to these improvements or price it at an identical price point because the original Surface Duo, which was initially announced at $1,399 but is now heavily discounted across all major retailers.
Nonetheless, it does appear as if the corporate has learned from its mistakes with the first Surface Duo and intends to repair them this point around.