The Surface Duo will reportedly have an 11-megapixel camera, a Surface Pen, and 6GB of RAM.
The company has given little data on the Surface Duo, apart from confirming that it will use two separate screens and will fold utilizing a 360º hinge. Another feature that will be missing from the Surface Duo is the support for 5G connectivity. But a massive new leak has revealed almost all of the key specs for the Surface Duo, painting a picture of an interesting foldable device that could have some notable drawbacks.
If Microsoft were to use the Snapdragon 865 inside the Surface Duo, it would have to significantly redesign the hardware inside and out to accomodate the required chip, throwing out most of the work that Microsoft has put into Surface Duo V1.
"Microsoft says that the Surface Book 3 will offer up to 32GB of RAM and" the fastest SSD we have ever sent". That's disappointing because I got nearly seven and a half hours on the previous model, and because Microsoft touted battery gains with this update. The Surface Book 3 doesn't look all that different from previous generations, but internally, it contains some of the biggest improvements to the line that launched in 2015.
Microsoft's new smartphone houses two equal-sized 5.6-inch AMOLED displays. It's not even the overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus. Another worrying thing about the device is that its battery capacity is also very small and not that sufficient.
Lots of details about Surface Duo are still unknown, especially the price. We don't know if Surface Duo is IPXX rated, we don't know anything about its audio setup, or overall device dimensions. "I'm told not to expect iPhone or Pixel level quality, but it should be good enough for most people", Bowden wrote. The ports haven't changed this time around - there's still a USB-C port, a microSD card slot, and a Surface Connect dock.
It's important to remember that Surface Duo isn't about raw specs; it's about form factor. The device lacks NFC, wireless charging or 5G, so let's see how that gamble fares for Microsoft.
What are your thoughts on the Microsoft Surface Duo?
The software giant insisted a year ago that it wasn't considering Surface Duo "a phone", even though it will have phone capabilities.