As we approach the 1 year anniversary of the launch of Microsoft’s first dual-screen smartphone, the Microsoft Surface Duo which was launched on September 10th, the predecessor Surface Duo 2 has been benchmarked before the unveiling.
As spotted by the MySmartPrice, the Surface Duo 2 was benchmarked numerous times at the start of the weekend.
In Geekbench 5, it performed from 1071 to 1106 in single-core, and from 2945 to 3569 in multi-core benchmark tests, where it appeared to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor at just 1.8 GHz, with Adreno 660 GPU, 8GB RAM, and of course Android 11.
If this is the maximum capacity hardware is hard to tell, as there could be an optional 12GB RAM model too. Surface Duo 2 is also expected to feature 5G.
The predecessors was launched for $1399, which kept a lit on sales to begin with. Since then the price has come down step by step to half of that. But a few things have happened in the large smartphone and foldable market since then, so if anything, Microsoft’s competition will only be tougher this time around, although some newly gained Surface Duo fans have been acquired.
– Jim Miller