It’s been a while since we heard anything new about the prospects for a Surface Duo 2, but Windows Central has managed to gather together some of the pieces, and believes that the second generation foldable device will launch during the fall.
The codename for Surface Duo 2 is Zeta, so we may find that name pop up in some official certifications along the way before the unveiling.
Daniel Rubino of Windows Central currently believes that the Surface Duo 2 will maintain its size, but that it will get thinner bezels, which could give it a larger display too.
It’s rumored to be upgraded to the latest processor, possibly a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with 5G, with NFC for digital payments, better cameras, and ship with Android 11.
The 128GB “entry level” Surface Duo was launched on September 10 for $1399, which made it a very expensive dual-screen smartphone or tablet.
The price nowadays is a more normal $649 though, so for anyone needing a lot of portable screen space, that makes for a more sober offer. And let’s not forget that it features a more costly OLED display.
So I can only imagine that the Surface Duo 2 will also launch with a similar price as the predecessor.
– Tom Bowen