Surface Duo 2 Discussion Thread (October 2021)

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Well would you look at that, they didn't give up on the form factor!

    The Surface Duo 2 is here, with a faster chip, a way better camera, and NFC added in. Plus a partial solution to the notifications problem: there are now notification labels on the 'spine'.

    Microsoft Store link

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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    At least two TPCR members seem interested:
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Expert TPCR impressions are beginning to roll in:
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    (just desperately quoting people from the Duo 1 thread to gin up some enthusiasm for this thread..)
     
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  5. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    That notification bar alone looks reason enough to update.

    Anyone care to take bets on how long till till the Duo 2 flops and AT&T dumps their stock on woot for a fraction of the cost?

    I'm gonna be a-little ambitious and give it 6 months.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I don't get that render - why is it not tilting up in the back from the domino?

    @darkmagistric - I'll go 9 months on this one...
     
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  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    On second thought, maybe it's better if people stay out of this thread.. :p

    Honestly though, I am also a bit concerned about the viability of this product at its current price. It looks like an awesome piece of engineering, but without the added cost of making an actual folding screen work, it seems like this should be the - significantly - cheaper alternative to a Fold 3 for people who want the extra screen real estate, but don't want to spend the big bucks. I'm not sure how well it will sell at the current price. I'm joining the "6 months until significant price drop" team.
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Just to be a contrarian, I'll take the under at 5 months.
     
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  9. negative1

    negative1 Retro Surface fan

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    I'm game. But I said that about the first one.

    Difference this time is that I can afford to get one instead of waiting.

    So lets see what happens to availability in the next few months, carriers, etc.

    I'm not a fan of android, so that will be a pain. I've only used android
    on a work phone, and its very clunky and non intuitive compared to
    windows phone. (Although its a mid level nokia).

    later
    -1
     
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    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    I feel they really need to hit the below $1000 mark for the DUO2 to make any impact.

    And where is Microsofts marketing team? Virtually everyone who has seen my DUO 1 has assumed it was one of samsung's folding phones, and they got their current Fold marketing blitz everywhere. Microsoft has decent product placement on TV shows with Surface's appearing (CW shows more so), they really need to include the DUO 2 in that.
     
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