Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with Snapdragon 888-soc appears in Geekbench

The unannounced Microsoft Surface Duo 2 smartphone has appeared in the Geekbench database. Rumors have been circulating about a Surface Duo 2 for some time and photos of the alleged smartphone have already appeared.

The Geekbench listing shows that the Surface Duo 2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 soc, as was already expected. The 5nm chip is made at Samsung and includes an integrated 5G modem and eight cores. The previous Surface Duo had a Snapdragon 855 from Qualcomm, which was already a generation old when the smartphone was released.

Furthermore, the upcoming Surface Duo 2 would have 8GB of memory, where its predecessor had 6GB of memory. The upcoming smartphone will also run on Android 11, according to the Geekbench results. The smartphone achieves a single-core score of 1091 and a multi-core result of 3517, which is in line with the results of other Snapdragon 888 smartphones.

YouTube user Tech Rat previously shared photos of an alleged Surface Duo 2, with Windows Central confirming that the photos are real. The images show, among other things, that the camera setup is being renewed, with multiple camera sensors. The device will probably get a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide angle camera, in addition to a primary camera sensor.

Microsoft is rumored to release the Surface Duo 2 in September or October. The first Surface Duo appeared in September 2020, with reviewers stating that the device was buggy and “not yet ready for release”. Microsoft has not yet announced anything about a Surface Duo successor.