The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is rumored to launch later this year, and a new leak suggests that the upcoming dual-screen phone will play a top-end chipset we’ve seen among the best Android phones of 2021.
The Geckbench listing for the device that comes with the model number “SurfaceDo 2” apparently shows a variety of specs, including 8GB of RAM and Android 11 software, as well as the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The original Microsoft Surface Duo had quite a powerful processor, but it was the Snapdragon 855 towards the end of its age in flagship phones. The Samsung Galaxy S10 unveiled the chip in March 2019, but the Surface duo used it around September 2020 when many phones were using Snapdragon 865.
So it wasn’t the absolute top-end hardware you’d expect from a phone priced at ، 1,399 or more than 1,349.
Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, but we’ve seen this debut in many smartphones so far. By the time of the Surface Do2 release, it may be more common on top-end Android phones.
The previous Surface Duo 2 Lex has suggested that the phone will support 5G connectivity and will get NFC support. Another leak says that a triple camera setup with a telephoto and ultra wide sensor with a normal camera is expected, but nothing more is known about the phone yet.
We expect Microsoft to improve its foldable design – it’s a big part of competitors like Samsung, Huawei and Motorola.
Microsoft may unveil the Surface Duo 2 in October this year with upcoming products like the Surface Pro 8.
Analysis: A top and chip is a positive thing.
The original Surface Duo was an exciting attempt at a dual-screen phone, but with a significantly higher price tag of $ 1,399 / 1,349, many people expected to find the absolute best specs inside the phone.
At the time of the device’s release, the specs weren’t as advanced as you’d expect for that price. The Surface duo was announced long before its release, and may have affected the things used inside the phone.
So it’s a positive thing that Microsoft is now apparently adding a top-end processor to its sequel, and it’s on par with the Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and OnePlus 9 Pro.
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