According to a new leak, Surface Duo will use an older chipset and provide poor battery life. Surface fans won’t be surprised by this” We’ve been dealing with compromises and bizarre design decisions from day one. And did anyone really think Surface Duo was going to be a flagship killer? Or did we just think it would deliver that special something that all Surface devices provide?
The leaks that started this debate comes via Zac Bowden, who I find to be reliable. He claims that Surface Duo will ship with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 256 GB of storage, depending on configuration, and a single 11 MP camera/lens that will work for both selfies and normal shots. It will provide a 3460 mAh battery, but Zac says the Duo won’t be “an endurance champ,” mostly because of the two displays. And 5G compatibility, wireless charging, and NFC are all missing in action. Because of the timing, it will ship with Android 10, but it will be upgradeable to Android 11 (due in September) “relatively quickly.”