The Surface Duo 2 has a lot of room for improvement, with the previous Microsoft Surface Duo leaving a lot to be desired. The book-style folding handset sat somewhere between a tablet and a foldable phone. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Microsoft’s device doesn’t use a single foldable display, but instead two that sandwich together.
While there was a lot to like with Microsoft’s take on foldable phones, the Surface Duo lacked in a few key areas. The original Surface Duo from 2020 was rocking specs from 2019 while charging $1,400. That price-to-performance delta was too much for many critics and enthusiasts, which led to its less than stellar reviews.
The Surface Duo 2 looks to be a big improvement in several areas, including a Snapdragon 888 processor and rear cameras. Microsoft didn’t elaborate on how it improved the Surface Duo’s ergonomics, considering how awkward it was to actually use.