Before the Surface Duo 2 launches, check out people's in-store impressions

Surface Duo Vs Duo 2 Techautos
Surface Duo Vs Duo 2 Techautos (Image credit: TechAutos)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Duo 2 goes on sale tomorrow, October 21, 2021.
  • Some stores already have the foldable phone on display.
  • People have taken the opportunity to film early impressions of the Surface Duo 2.

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 officially launches tomorrow, October 21, 2021. Ahead of its release, people got up close and personal with the device at retailers such as Best Buy. Select stores have had the foldable phone on showroom floors for around a week, clearing the way for early impressions before the device even goes on sale.

YouTube channel TechAutos filmed a throughout side-by-side comparison of the Surface Duo 2 and the original Surface Duo. It shows both devices in various postures to show the subtle, and not so subtle, design differences between them.

"Duo 1 looks like four flat panes of glass sandwiching a plastic ringed patty. By contrast, Surface Duo 2 has edges that curve in before meeting the flat sides," says TechAutos. The video continues, "From this angle, it almost resembles Nokia's Fabula design language for many of its Lumia Windows Phones. This helps reduce the perceived thickness, allows the glass to smoothly flow into the plastic sides, and makes for a more refined feel in hand, as there's no flat glass edge pushing into your hand."

The Surface Duo 2 goes on sale tomorrow. We're buying one, so we'll be able to answer all of your questions about the next-generation foldable. If you have any specific requests, make sure to share them with us.

YouTuber The NIONX also looked at the Surface Duo 2 in-store, concluding, "Overall a very nice device. The layers and how they put it together [are] just magnificent."

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