On Wednesday, September 22nd, Microsoft unveiled a new dual-screen Surface Duo 2 smartphone. The novelty replaces last year’s Surface Duo, which turned out to be a rather controversial device. The Surface Duo 2 features the current flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and a number of other major improvements. Now Microsoft has promised that the new product will receive Android updates for three years.
A Microsoft spokesman in his address to the media said that the company intends to offer buyers of new items three years of OS updates and security patches. That means the Surface Duo 2 should get Android 12, Android 13, and Android 14. But don’t forget that Microsoft has promised three years of updates for the original Surface Duo as well. Nevertheless, the owners of last year’s smartphone are still waiting for Android 11, which, according to the latest data, will be released for this device before the end of this year.
Recall that the new Surface Duo 2 received two 5.8-inch screens with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. When unfolded, the displays form a single 8.3-inch panel. The basic version of the device with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage will cost $ 1,499.