The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 foldable fixes many of the mistakes from the first model

Microsoft had its Surface hardware event earlier today, and one of the big announcements was the new Surface Duo 2. The foldable Android phone looks just as stylish as the first device, with huge improvements to the internal hardware.

Gone was the barely visible camera of the first device. Instead, Microsoft has decided to place a large camera bump on the outside of the Duo 2, with a 16MP ultrawide, 12MP wide, and 12MP telephoto lens. There’s also an internal camera for video calling, at a respectable 12MP.

Both AMOLED PixelSense displays are 5.8 inches wide at 1344 × 1892 pixels, and open to an 8.3-inch display at 2688 × 1892. They are also slightly curved at the center edges, thus forming a notification bar. when the device is folded.

Both displays have a 90Hz refresh rate, with adaptive refresh so you don’t drain your battery when you’re just reading stuff. That dual battery has a minimum of 4340 mAh, which Microsoft says is “all-day battery life.”

It’s now powered by Snapdragon 888, which means it’s finally a flagship performance, with 5G as you’d expect from any premium device these days. It also has WiFi 6 and all the usual GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, and (finally) NFC. That processor is backed by 8GB of RAM and comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options.

Oh, and it works with Microsoft Surface pens Because the goal of a foldable device is to be able to be productive when you want to. It will even wirelessly charge the Surface Slim Pen 2, as the iPad Pro does with the Apple Pencil.

If you want a Surface Duo Duo, I mean Duo 2, you can reserve one directly from Microsoft, from $ 1,499. Currently, the release date is set for October 21.

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