Microsoft has been facing multiple issues in relation to updates with its Surface Duo series, which was announced with the intention of providing an alternative to the smartphone user who wants a foldable, like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.
This issue has been mostly due to the multiple bugs and software issues that the company is facing with the dual-screen foldable, with some issues still existing to this day.
Microsoft to Skip Android 12 Update for Surface Duo Line-Up!
Today, Windows Central has reported that Microsoft will not be rolling out the Android 12 update for the Surface Duo, with its own sources reporting the same. Instead of the regular version of Android, the report claims that Microsoft will roll out the new Android 12L update to the Surface Duo line-up.
As of now, there is no word on the timeline for this update, but it seems that Microsoft will want to release the update quicker than the Android 11 rollout for the Surface Duo.
This comes after the company released the Surface Duo 2, its second attempt at a dual-screen device. In terms of what is different, the design remains unchanged, with the only difference being that Microsoft is making use of two separate displays instead of folding one panel. The displays are 5.8-inches in size, slightly up from the 5.6-inch panel on the original Surface Duo.
The display combines for an 8.3-inch panel, with curved edges to the side. The display comes with a high refresh rate display, with support for 90Hz. Users can also see the time and notifications on the hinge when it is not open.
What Else Do We Know About the Foldable?
Microsoft also introduced its new Surface Slim Pen 2 which can be wirelessly charged by the foldable when it is attached. The buttons on the pen are no longer on the edge and are now on the flat side, with the pen tip also getting sharper.
Optics wise there is some difference, but before that, it is worth noting that the bezels to the top and bottom are still present. Coming to the rear, there is a triple-lens system with a 12MP wide sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor. This means that the device will no longer lay flat like its predecessor or fold fully like the original Duo.
A new black hue is now available alongside the regular white hue, with the USB-C port now towards the centre on the right-side. A fingerprint sensor, integrated into the power button is also present on the edge.
Performance-wise, the Surface Duo 2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, 5G and NFC for contactless payment functionality.