Microsoft has confirmed its next Surface hardware event will take place in just three weeks, with the Surface Duo 2 phone expected to headline.
In an announcement on Twitter, Microsoft announced a live stream event for 11am eastern time (that’s 4pm UK time) on September 22.
The announcement is accompanied by an image seemingly showing a new Surface Pro model likely to arrive carrying the new Windows 11 operating system due on October 5.
That may see the long-awaited launch of the Surface Pro 8, following the launch of an enterprise-focused Surface Pro 7 Plus.
Rumours also suggest Microsoft will out the Surface Book 4, which could be named the Surface Laptop Pro following a potential redesign that will no longer involve a removable display. It’s possible Microsoft will take the wrappers off some more accessories too.
However, it’s the Surface Duo 2 phone powered by Android that could be the main event of the evening. Recent image leaks have suggested the second-generation device might get a much-needed hardware boost after the modestly-specced original device.
As Brits, we’re hoping to see a wider release for the dual-screened Android phone at launch as, by the time the original had arrived on UK shores, the moment seemed to have passed. A more acceptable price point would be nice too.
According to a report from Windows Central it’ll house the Snapdragon 888 chip, 5G connectivity, as well as NFC for mobile payments. Images accompanying the report suggest a fingerprint sensor within the power button, a frosted glass casing and a new camera array.
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