Outside of a few leaks, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is largely a mystery. The handful of reports that have emerged so far have only revealed that it will be 5G-ready and will boast a faster processor and a better camera. Windows Central has thankfully finally shared some concrete information about the device.
Design-wise, it isn’t expected to be a huge departure from the current model, but we can look forward to subtle changes such as slightly bigger screens with rounded edges and thinner bezels for a more refined look.
The Surface Duo doesn’t have a camera on the outside and its single 11MP camera was quite a let down, to say the least. While the latest report is thin on specifics, it does say that the successor will get an external camera array with a bump for improved photography.
It is believed that the Surface Duo 2 will launch in the second half of the year, possibly around September and October.
While the rumored upgrades could certainly make the Duo 2 one of the best smartphones of 2021, they may prove counterproductive for its commercial success if they lead to a price increase. The OG model is already considered too expensive at $1,400.