Microsoft Surface Duo 2 mini-tablet updated features revealed in FCC filing

AdrielBruno

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Something to look forward to: As Microsoft prepares to talk about new Surface products later this week, some of that information has started to leak from different sources. Test documentation filed at the FCC accounts for many details about the incoming Surface Duo 2, which has been improved in several aspects compared to its predecessor.

The FCC released on September 17 documents related to a new "portable handset" codenamed C3K1995, though the device has been confirmed to be the soon-to-be-revealed Surface Duo 2. Although most of the data comprises test results, it sheds light on several of the product's characteristics, confirming previous leaks, like a camera upgrade or the Snapdragon 888 SoC. We've now come to learn many more details about how the second generation of Microsoft's dual-screen device will differ from the original.

Information in the FCC filing confirms features such as Wi-Fi 6, multi-band 5G, NFC and ultra-wideband (UBW) possibly for accessories and rapid file transfers.

There's also mention of "Wireless Power Transfer," though it's not fully clear if this should translate to Qi wireless charging for the device itself. Another possibility is recharge capability for a Surface Pen when in contact with the Surface Duo 2. You can check other "confirmed" specs in the table below:

OS Android 11
Display 5.8-inch each, High-Refresh Rate, 2754 x 1896 pixels (opened)
SoC Snapdragon 888
Memory 8GB RAM
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Expandable Storage No
Rear Camera Wide (12MP), Telephoto (12MP), Ultrawide (16MP)
Front Camera 12MP
Security Fingerprint Reader
Connectivity 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC
Ports 1x USB-C
Audio Stereo Speakers
Battery 4,400mAh
Dimensions Unknown
Weight Unknown
Colors White, Black

In addition to having more processing power and connectivity features than the first Surface Duo, Microsoft's next dual-screen device is expected to get an OS update to Android 12 on the first half of 2022.

Microsoft will livestream the Surface event two days from today on September 22 at 11am ET, and the Surface Duo 2 surely will not be alone. Other product reveals expected include the Surface Go 3, Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro X and Surface Book 4.

Image credit: Jonas Daehnert

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mrvco

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Will more processing power and better connectivity be enough to get that guy who bought the first one to buy the second one?
 

woofer

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If the price will be more reasonable, I.e. around $1000, or less, and it is more rugged with better software support, I would give it a look to see if it would improve on my LG G8X ThinQ with its bulky dual screen that only works with a few apps.
 

Bobbydpue

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This thing is a hopeless product. Really shows how out of touch MS are.
Based on what objective evidence? It's not been officially announced yet and it's a product that you haven't seen a third party review of so how can you pass judgement on it with so little information?
 

Sausagemeat

Posts: 1,043   +869
Based on what objective evidence? It's not been officially announced yet and it's a product that you haven't seen a third party review of so how can you pass judgement on it with so little information?
Based on how the formula hasnt changed since the first one that completely failed.

Do you genuinely think this thing is going to sell well? Why? It really wont.
 

Uncle Al

Posts: 8,356   +7,164
Based on what objective evidence? It's not been officially announced yet and it's a product that you haven't seen a third party review of so how can you pass judgement on it with so little information?

Perhaps his judgement is based upon past experience and there is a LOT of that with anything Microsoft .....
 

rrwards

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Again with the tiny battery. What are you doing MS? This could be a good device, but you're really limiting it with a battery that small. The Galaxy Fold 2 has a smaller total display size and the same size battery (4400mah) and it already struggles to last a day.