New Surface Duo will go on sale in November: bells, whistles and insane price tag

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Microsoft announced a new version of the Android smartphone Surface Duo on Wednesday. The device again has two separate screens that are connected with a hinge, so that they can be folded on top of each other. The screens now support 90Hz and three camera lenses are placed on the back of the unit.

The Surface Duo 2 is largely similar to the first version. So the device does not have a bendable screen, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, but two separate screens to place apps side by side. Together, these displays have a screen diagonal of 8.3 inches.

This time the screens on the outside run slightly in the edge of the enclosure. In the middle the two screen parts seem to come closer together than on the first model. When the phone is closed, the curved screen edges form a so-called ‘Glance Bar’. On that thin edge you can read the time and see how many unread messages there are.

On the back, the Surface Duo 2 has three camera lenses. A standard, wide-angle and zoom lens. Many details have not been disclosed, for example, at the time of writing it is not yet clear how far the telephoto lens can zoom.

The device will appear on November 15, according to Microsoft “only for the business market”. It costs somewhat around 2000 USD. The device features 5G support and works with the fast Snapdragon 888 chip.

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