Microsoft’s job listing has revealed that the company is working on Surface Duo 2 with 5G connectivity. Microsoft has returned to the smartphone industry. It has been listed by Microsoft under the codename “Zeta” as one of the tasks to be performed in a job posting for engineers in Taiwan.
Surface Duo is one of the most interesting Microsoft-branded devices in years, but its distribution has not been the most successful and it has taken several months to reach the international market after the US launch.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 will come with 5G and improved specs
In addition, the device has arrived clearly outdated in internal hardware. And it does not have 5G which is unjustifiable for a device of this level in 2021. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have Wi-Fi 6 or the latest version of Bluetooth, while the battery has an acceptable capacity. But with Surface Duo 2, the company wants to fix this.
“Microsoft Devices Software team is on a journey to create new experiences with Surface Duo,” the company says in the job listing.
They are looking for engineers familiar with RF drivers, RF board bring up including LTE and 5G technologies, factory tools, modem protocols, mobile operator certifications and PTCRB/GCF certifications.
Support for 5G will be a priority for this new model. Considering a high-end device like this, our bet for the processor would be the Snapdragon 888.
We’ll probably see a way better camera on the new model, because we can clearly read that line in the job listing “to create a new camera experience that will significantly improve image processing.”
In short: Surface Duo 2, codenamed “Zeta”, will overcome the limitations of the original version while maintaining its quality chassis, attractive dual-screen design, and software support with a very personal version of Android. It should be available in the second half of 2021.