Microsoft is just about ready to announce its next generation Surface Duo, so it should come as no surprise to hear that the device has now shown up on Geekbench (via MySmartPrice) confirming earlier reports around what kind of processor and RAM it will have. The Geekbench result confirms that Surface Duo 2 has a Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 8GB RAM, a nice upgrade over the Snapdragon 855 and 6GB RAM found in the first Surface Duo.
The Geekbench results don’t reveal much apart from Android 11 being onboard and the performance scores, earning a modest 1091 in single-core and 3517 in multi-core matching other Snapdragon 888 devices on the market. Earlier this year, images of a near-final Surface Duo 2 prototype leaked which revealed a new triple camera lens setup on the exterior of the device.
Windows Central understands that camera design and layout is final, and is what customers should expect to see ship when Surface Duo 2 is announced in the coming weeks. The camera array consists of a 12MP standard lens, a telephoto lens, and an ultrawide lens bringing it in-line with other flagship phones on the market.
With Surface Duo 2, Microsoft plans to highlight key features and enhancemens that make it a better phone. This includes things like NFC, lift to wake, bigger displays with higher-refresh rate, a larger battery, and the new cameras. Microsoft is expected to unveil the new Surface Duo in the coming weeks, likely towards the end of September into early October.
In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Surface Duo 2 so far? Wil you be upgrading from a Surface Duo 1 or buying into Duo for the first time with Duo 2? Let us know in the comments.