- Surface Area Duo 2 is “unavailable” for customers or services on Microsoft.com
- Regional Finest Buy shops have actually additionally started eliminating Surface area Duo 2 stands, with minimal accessibility continuing to be
- Yet a Surface Area Duo 3 is not anticipated for this year
- Microsoft can be waiting up until Android 12L is bent on deliver re-flashed gadgets
Microsoft’s Surface area Duo 2 — on the brink of getting its Android 12L upgrade — is virtually difficult to discover in some markets, particularly the USA.
Records of minimal supply at Finest Buy started weeks back, and also regional shops eliminated the special Surface area Duo 2 booth, which marketed the gadget and also allow individuals have fun with the equipment face to face.
Microsoft.com, both for customers and also services, has actually additionally lacked Surface area Duo twos to offer. When prospective consumers struck “set up,” the switch is defective for customers. Surface area Duo 2 is additionally detailed as “unavailable” and also cannot be bought externally for Organization site.
Typically, this is where supposition concerning a brand-new Surface area Duo design starts. Microsoft generally has “Surface area occasions” in New york city City in the loss, where it introduces drinks to its schedule, commonly with substantial enhancements, and also in some cases totally brand-new Surface area gadgets.
That timing matches with a brand-new “Surface area Duo 3.”
Nevertheless, reporting by our Elderly Windows Press reporter Zac Bowden states there is no Surface area Duo 3 due this loss. Rather, Microsoft is concentrating on existing software program assistance and also enhancements for Surface area Duo and also Surface Area Duo 2, consisting of supplying Android 12L.
There are additionally reports that Microsoft is considering changing Surface area Duo from a two-screen gadget to a single-screen collapsible like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Layer 4 or, most likely, the brand-new Xiaomi Mix Layer 2.
The Xiaomi Mix Layer 2 is simply 5.4mm slim, which is 0.1mm thinner than Surface area Duo 2. That gadget additionally folds up without a void and also a very little fold and also loads a considerable 4,500mAh battery, making it a deserving type element that satisfies Surface area criteria.
Yet such a tool from Microsoft is not anticipated up until October 2023 at the earliest, leaving Surface area Duo 2 as its key phone, particularly given that the Surface area Duo 2 “Light” was terminated.
Surface Area Duo 2: What’s actually taking place?
If I needed to presume, what is most likely taking place is that Microsoft is allowing existing supply go out up until Android 12L is wrapped up.
The Android 12L upgrade for both Surface area Duo and also Surface Area Duo 2 is anticipated in the coming months, potentially linked to October, when Microsoft makes huge news.
It’s uncommon for a firm to offer an equipment item that, out of package and also throughout arrangement, need to draw a considerable OS upgrade that entirely alters the gadget. It’s additionally why OEMs time item launches to software program ones, e.g., the Galaxy Z Layer 4 ships with Android 12L.
Present retail boxes of Surface area Duo 2 are blinked with Android 11, and also logistically, it doesn’t make good sense to remember all those deliveries from suppliers and also storage space, deliver them back, open them, re-flash Android 12L, re-package, and also reship offer for sale.
As soon as supply with Android 11 goes out, Microsoft can do an additional little run of Surface area Duo 2, however with Android 12L set up out-of-the-box. There can be a brand-new business promote Surface area Duo 2 with Android 12L as the gadget remains in a far better place than its preliminary launch.
Microsoft would certainly additionally have the chance to make small equipment adjustments or enhancements. Nevertheless, we have actually declined that taking place. (We’d wish to see even more gadgets, so for service warranty exchanges and also substitutes that will likely take place over the following year or more.)
Obviously, perhaps this actually is completion run of Surface area Duo 2, and also we will not see any longer for sale.
We’ve connected to Microsoft to discover if the firm will certainly be replenishing its shop and also associate companions. We’ll upgrade this post as necessary.