Surface Duo 2 Gets June Update With Better Glance Bar

Surface Duo 2 The latest OTA update for the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has begun trickling out, bringing with it a slew of enhancements and additional functionality. The 736MB update takes the Duo 2 up to version 2022.418.98, which is the latest version.

Time, date, and notifications can all be seen in a look thanks to the Glance Bar, a small strip of visible display. 3rd-party chat apps will now receive notifications as a result of the upgrade. Microsoft Teams alerts are now shown in the Glance Bar instead of SMS or voicemail.

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Automatic pairing with the Surface Pro 2 is now possible with the Slim Pen 2 thanks to a software update. 

When paired over Bluetooth, the Slim Pen 2 will be able to get a firmware update and when upgraded to version 5.133.139, the Slim Pen 2 will also be able to immediately pair to the Surface Duo when inking on either display.

Optimized charging, haptic feedback in the Camera app’s settings, and Device Firmware Configuration Interface (DFCI) support are among the new features that have been added to the software. The term “usability” is a bit of a misnomer when describing the enhanced performance and responsiveness of the camera app.

Surface Duo’s original version, 2022.418.56, was likewise updated but simply indicated “device stability” improvements.



NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G


LAUNCH Announced 2021, September 22
Status Available. Released 2021, October 21


BODY Dimensions Unfolded: 184.5 x 145.2 x 5.5 mm

Folded: 145.2 x 92.1 x 11 mm

Weight 284 g (10.02 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass)
  Stylus support


DISPLAY Type AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR, 800 nits (peak)
Size 8.3 inches, 204.0 cm2 (~152.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1892 x 2688 pixels (~401 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  Folded position display: 5.8 inches, AMOLED, 1344 x 1892 pixels (4:3)


PLATFORM OS Android 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660


MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM

Surface Pro 2

MAIN CAMERA Triple 12 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 51mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom

16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm

TOF 3D, (depth)

Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS, HDR


SELFIE CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.0µm
Video 1080p@30fps


SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.2, DisplayPort


FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), dual accelerometer, dual gyro, dual proximity, dual compass


BATTERY Type Li-Po 4449 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 23W


MISC Colors Glacier, Obsidian
Price $ 974.99 / € 1,022.45

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Q1: “Is it worth to buy Surface Pro 2?”

Verdict. It’s an upgrade over its predecessor, but it remains an unusual concept that is neither a great phone nor an exceptional tablet. When using it as a phone, the individual screens are short and stout, requiring a lot of scrolling and making one-handed use quite tough.

Q2: How much is the Surface Pro 2?

The new Surface Duo 2 costs $1,499 when it goes on sale, $100 more than the first model’s launch price.

Q3: Is Windows 10 compatible with the Surface Duo?

The Surface Duo 128GB model was also used to test the technique. Also, it is compatible with Android 10 and 11 smartphones.

Q4: Is Microsoft duo watertight?

No. There is no IP rating for dust and water resistance for the Surface Duo. Moving-part devices like the Surface Duo and the Galaxy Fold are not only difficult to fix, but they also lack water-resistance.

Q5: What is the purpose of the Surface Duo for Microsoft?

So that’s why I believe Surface Duo was created. So Microsoft can show the world that it can still innovate in the mobile industry by providing a mobile solution that enriches Microsoft’s ecosystem even more than third-party Android phones

Q6: Does Samsung own Microsoft?

There is a lot at stake in Microsoft and Samsung’s cooperation. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for us in the years to come. Microsoft and Samsung announced a major agreement last week, which will see the two firms collaborate on future devices, starting with the Galaxy Note 10 and continuing forth.

Q7: What if Surface Duo doesn’t work?

It’s hard to interpret the Surface Duo 2 as anything but a well-intentioned failure in this sense.

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