The release of Microsoft Surface Duo 2 could be coming soon, as the smartphone was spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench. The listings suggest some key smartphone specs. Microsoft Surface Duo 2 will succeed the original Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone launched last year. A previous leak also revealed some important specs of the smartphone, along with its design. However, the folding dual-screen phone has yet to be confirmed by Microsoft.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Specifications (expected)
The purported Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has appeared in several listings on Geekbench with scores ranging between 1,071 and 1,106 points in the single-core tests, and between 3,166 and 3,569 points in the multi-core tests. They show that Microsoft’s next smartphone could be powered by an octa-core SoC with four CPU cores running at 1.80GHz, three CPU cores running at 2.42GHz and a main core clocked at 2.84GHz It also shows that the SoC will be paired with an Adreno 660 GPU. Overall, these specs suggest that the folding phone will pack the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, which also means support for 5G. The dual-screen phone features 8GB of RAM and runs Android 11. The phone’s appearance in Geekbench was first identified by MySmartPrice.
A July Windows Central report states that the upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo 2 will feature a triple rear camera configuration. The camera module should come with a standard, a telephoto and a wide angle lens. Microsoft is also expected to optimize the launcher for the next smartphone. It is also expected to have a similar design to its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Duo.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 will have a collapsible design and may come with a fingerprint reader built into the power switch. A USB Type-C port is expected to be placed in the fold on the right side of the smartphone. It is also expected to come with a frosted glass rear design finished in black and white color options.
The smartphone’s launch has not been confirmed by Microsoft, but the various leaks suggest it should be released soon.