Most are lovers of single-screen foldable, just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and, therefore, the Huawei Mate X2. While most will probably need a larger screen, the drawbacks of such a tool have always been deal-breakers for several consumers. Some, however, are more curious about rather different combat that problem, using two separate screens in one. So far, only the Microsoft Surface Duo represents that niche segment, and it didn’t do quite a good job of it. The Surface Duo 2 might be round the corner, but supported leaks, it could still fail to impress when it involves certain features.
When the Surface Duo launch, it had been late, and its specs showed it. Although it wasn’t terrible, it didn’t get up to 2020 flagships, especially considering its price. Those factors compounded the widely disappointing reception the primary then far only dual-screen foldable got, with many looking forward to its successor for hope.
Based on a Geekbench sighting, the Surface Duo 2 would a minimum of address a number of those. It’ll run on a Snapdragon 888 at the very least, giving it the newest Qualcomm chip and, finally, 5G connectivity. Unfortunately, the entry also notes that the device will have only 8GB of RAM, only one step in need of what premium phones have lately.
It will even be running Android 11, which is both expected but also disappointing. The Surface Duo 2 will presumably launch after Android 12’s public availability, so it’s not unexpected that it might use the available version during its development. It is, however, a missed opportunity for Microsoft and Google to collaborate on making the Surface Duo 2 a major example of Android 12’s capabilities.
And then, of course, there’s the sooner leaked design of the foldable device. Although the cameras (yes plural) will be a big upgrade compared to the primary Surface Duo, it’d also require a drastic change in design. Suffice to mention; the Surface Duo 2 is a minimum of getting tons of attention, though it remains to be seen how well Microsoft will meet expectations this point around.