How to Buy the Microsoft Surface Duo 2


Microsoft has made some serious enhancements to the new Microsoft Surface Duo 2, fixing most of the mistakes people found with last year’s Surface Duo. The folding dual-screen still shines, and it now comes with a 90Hz refresh rate on both panels. This is augmented by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, triple camera array, and the addition of 5G. Thanks to these improvements, the Surface Duo 2 takes its place among the top-tier folding phones and commands a correspondingly high $1,500 starting price.

The Surface Duo 2 is slightly thicker and heavier than the first Surface Duo, but it’s also more solid and sturdy in the hand. The outside glass discreetly curves into the edges for a more elegant and subtle look and feel. The display sizes are somewhat larger at 5.8-inches, while the bezels have lost some fat around the edges. A fingerprint reader with a power button tops the updated package. The phone runs Android 11.

This impressive folding phone doesn’t come cheap though: The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 — which comes in Obsidian or Glacier (i.e., black or white) — starts at an eye-watering $1,500, a $100 jump over the starting price of its predecessor. The device is now available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, and Japan.  You can order the new phone from Microsoft or Best Buy.

Order from Microsoft

New Microsoft Surface Duo 2.
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You can order the Surface Duo 2 directly from Microsoft. The 512GB model is exclusive to the Microsoft store, so if you want the ultimate in storage, Microsoft is where it’s at. The handset starts at $1,500 and goes all the way up to $1,800 for the 512GB model.

Surface Duo with 128GB (Obsidian/Glacier) — $1,500

Surface Duo with 256GB (Obsidian/Glacier) — $1,600

Surface Duo with 512GB (Obsidian) — $1,800

Order from Best Buy

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 camera.
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Best Buy is one of the few retailers to stock the Surface Duo 2. It has the 128GB and 256GB storage models available in both the Glacier and Obsidian color options.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 128GB (Unlocked) Obsidian — $1,500

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 128GB (Unlocked) Glacier — $1,500

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 256GB (Unlocked) Obsidian — $1,600

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 256GB (Unlocked) Glacier — $1,600

Microsoft for a limited time is offering up to $750 with a trade-in as extra cashback when you buy a new Surface Duo 2 and swap in an eligible device.

If you have a Best Buy credit card, you can get a 128GB Duo 2 for $62.50 per month or a 256GB Duo 2 for $66.67 per month over 24 months, interest-free, if paid in full over that time.

Order from Amazon

Amazon will soon stock unlocked versions of the 128GB and 256GB Obsidian models of the Surface Duo 2. They are not in stock yet, but Amazon promises they will be available soon and urges you to order now if you want to order your Duo from Amazon. The price is the same as everywhere else.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 128GB (Unlocked) Obsidian — $1,500

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 128GB (Unlocked) Glacier — $1,500

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 256GB (Unlocked) Obsidian — $1,600

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 with 256GB (Unlocked) Glacier — $1,600

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile do not have the Surface Pro Duo 2 for purchase at this time.

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