Microsoft Unveiled a Second Generation of its Device Surface Duo 2
Microsoft last night hosted an event for its Surface series and unveiled a second generation of its device that is supposed to compete with the folds of Samsung and the rest of the friends, along with three new laptops.
September is often “announcement month” and after Apple’s eventful event last week with the launch of the iPhone 13, it’s Microsoft’s turn. The giant Redmond has introduced a refresh to its touchscreen-based computer line – Surface – and a new generation to its comeback smartphone – Surface Duo. Here are all the interesting announcements from the event:
After the lame first generation, Microsoft is trying again
About a year after launching the first-generation Surface Duo, Microsoft‘s first attempt to create a smartphone since abandoning Windows Phone, it exposes a second-generation device that is considered by many in the field to be no small flop.
This time, too, it is a “folding” device that is actually a device in a “book” configuration – and it includes the inside of different screens, as opposed to one screen in the folding devices of other manufacturers, each measuring 5.8 inches. When you open the device to a 180-degree angle, the two screens, on paper, work in perfect coordination – like one 8.3-inch screen (remember that the size is measured diagonally and not by connecting the two original sizes).
The two internal screens of the Surface Duo 2 come with an OLED panel with a resolution of 1344 × 1892 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Inside you can find Qualcomm’s most powerful processor today, the Snapdragon 888, with 8GB of RAM and 128 to 512GB of storage. Unlike the previous generation, the Surface Duo 2 will come with 5G support and will include a triangular photo array – unlike one camera in the previous generation – which includes a 12MP wide lens, a 16MP ultra-wide lens and a 12MP telephoto lens.
Microsoft has added a small upgrade to the new generation of its folding, and has turned part of the screen facing out into a sort of alert bar where you can see if you missed a call or message without opening the device, and as in the previous generation – this time it supports the company’s smart pen. magnet. The Surface Duo 2 will hit the market next month with a starting price tag of $ 1,500 for a version with 128GB of storage.