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Microsoft Surface Duo 2: A new dual-screen smartphone in the market

Microsoft has now announced a second installment on its dual-screen phone named Surface Duo 2. The overall design and features are almost the same as its predecessor. In this post, we will look at all the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 in Nepal.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Overview

Display and Design

Beginning with the design, Microsoft Surface Duo 2 flaunts two separate AMOLED panels interconnected by a hinge. The display is 5.8-inches attaining an 8.3-inch diagonal measure. Both screens have 100% DCI-P3 coverage and a 90% of refresh rate. The screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. A small part of the screen is visible with closed hinges since both displays are curved at inner edges. This helps you peek at your notifications, charging status, and calls.

Moving on, the device supports each generation of Surface Slim Pen including the new Slim pen 2. But, users must buy the pen separately. The weight is however lessened than the previous dual-screen phone from Microsoft. The total weight is just 284 grams. There are two color options available for the model – Obsidian and Glacier.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The processor is based on a 5nm manufacturing process. This is a nice upgrade from the Snapdragon 855 of its predecessor. This chipset integrates a 5G modem and supports 18 5G bands.

On the memory aspect, there is an 8GB LPDDR5 RAM option with 128, 256, and 512GB internal storage respectively. Lastly, the device accepts Nano-SIM while also keeps space for eSIM.


The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 runs on Android 11. You can use two apps simultaneously and can launch both with a single click. Microsoft has claimed over 150 games for the dual-screen phone. The most notable thing is that you can expand the map on one screen while the gameplay happens on other for the games like Asphalt 9.

Moreover, there are Disney+, TikTok, Kindle, ESPN, and other similar apps making full use of dual-screen phones.


Talking about the optical part, there is a triple camera setup at the rear panel of the device. This is upgraded because of criticism they faced after last time. It has a 12MP primary sensor with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Another is a 16MP ultra-wide lens accompanied by a 12MP telephoto camera. The latter gives 2x of optical zoom and OIS as well. Upfront, there is a 12MP front-facing camera with dual-LED flash.

Rest of the Specs

Fueling the device is a medium 4,499mAh dual-cell battery with 23W fast charging. The charging happens via USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. However, the device lacks the support for wireless charging.

The Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NF handles the wireless connectivity of the Surface Duo 2 while biometrics is handled by the fingerprint scanner integrated on the power button.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Specifications

  • Dimension:
    • Open: 145.2mm x 184.5mm x 5.50mm
    • Closed: 145.2mm x 92.1mm x 11.0mm
  • Display: Dual 5.8-inch AMOLED, 90Hz refresh rate, 1344 x 1892 pixels, 100% DCI-P3, 800 nits, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm Mobile Platform)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x Cortex-X1 @ 2.84GHz, 3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Main Camera: Triple (12MP primary with OIS + 16MP f/2.4 ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto lens with OIS)
  • Selfie Camera: 12MP sensor
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128/256/512GB storage
  • Software: Android 11
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4,499mAh battery, 23W wired charging
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BEIDOU, QZSS, NFC, 5G
  • Color Options: Obsidian and Glacier

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Price in Nepal

While keeping the price of Microsoft Surface Duo 2 price in the United States in consideration, we have estimated its price in Nepal to be around NPR 2,05,000 for the 128GB version. In the United States, it starts sale on October 21.

ModelMicrosoft Surface Duo 2 price in the United StatesMicrosoft Surface Duo 2 price in Nepal (expected)
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (8/128GB)USD 1,499.99NPR 2,05,000
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (8/256GB)USD 1,599.99NPR 2,20,000
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (8/512GB)USD 1,799.99NPR 2,45,000

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Pragya Sapkota
Pragya Sapkota
I am a tech content writer at Youtech Nepal who loves travelling and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Just looking for the light in life!!!

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