5G Surface Duo 2 is codenamed Zeta

March 3, 2021
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Going for the ultimate! It has been common knowledge that Microsoft is working on a second-generation Surface Duo, and now we have some details on the Duo 2.

For starters, it is in the works under the codename Zeta.

And while the original Surface Duo recently hit international markets, it has faced lukewarm reception since launch due to its lackluster hardware. This is something that Redmond clearly wants to see changed, and is planning to offer the latest in specifications out the box.

In fact, the company itself spilled the beans on the Surface Duo 2, confirming it in a listing on the Microsoft Careers website.

The second-generation Android phone is projected to come with 5G, with one job ad reading:

“Job responsibilities will encompass working across a team of high impact individuals who are designing and coding RF drivers, RF board bring up including LTE and 5G technologies, factory tools, modem protocols, mobile operator certifications and PTCRB/GCF certifications on Surface Duo devices. The job is highly dynamic and involves working across various disciplines to successfully deliver the product with the Surface Duo experience and quality.”

Looks set to be an expensive piece of technology.

In addition, the new Surface Duo will come with an improved camera, up to 6GB of RAM and Android 11 out the box. What processor Microsoft plans to use is something that is not yet clear from the information available online, but that will change as development progresses.

What you can expect for sure is that the Surface Duo 2 will likely remain a luxury gadget, with the base model expected to sell for $1,500.

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Android · Featured · Hardware · Microsoft Surface · Surface Duo

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