Microsoft’s first Surface Duo wasn’t precisely a blockbuster hit with this Android-powered gadget getting some fairly lukewarm opinions when it launched final year. Despite a really distinctive slimline design, most criticised it for having lacklustre efficiency, a poor digital camera and buggy software.
Now Microsoft is hoping to proper a lot of the wrongs of that authentic smartphone with the launch of the new Duo 2.
This folding cellphone was first revealed final month and now it is arriving in shops with Microsoft promoting it instantly from its web site and EE providing contracts solely on its UK community.
Now earlier than we discuss that all-important price let’s remind you of what’s included on the Surface Duo 2 with this gadget getting upgraded 8.3-inch PixelSense twin screens which now function speedy 90Hz know-how for smoother scrolling.
Then there’s the addition of a triple-lens digital camera on the rear case that provides portrait mode and 2X optical zoom. If you’re keen on snapping mini-movies this digital camera may also movie footage in pin-sharp full 4K high quality.
Head underneath the glass physique and you will find the newest and best Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor which is one in every of the quickest brains at the moment out there for Android and the Duo 2 can now entry 5G information speeds which permit homeowners to obtain information at speeds in extra of 300Mbps.
Other good extras embrace improved compatibility with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, plus you may simply play Xbox video games proper on the gadget with one display screen being remodeled right into a mini controller while the different reveals the motion.
Like earlier than, this gadget runs on Android so there’s full entry to all the tens of millions apps out there on Google’s Play Store.
So that is all that’s new however this improve does come at a price with Microsft wanting followers to half with £1,349 of their hard-earned money to personal one. Ouch!
Even on contract issues aren’t low cost with EE’s offers ranging from £77 per 30 days which solely consists of 4GB of information.
If you need a respectable quantity of month-to-month web entry on the transfer you then’ll must pay £90 for limitless information.
If that hasn’t put you off then the Duo 2 is offered now.
Speaking about the Surface Duo 2 at its launch final month, Pete Kyriacou, VP, Microsoft Devices, stated (*2*)