Surface Duo 2 Gets Its First Ever Black Friday Deal In The UK


The Surface Duo 2 is out now. Microsoft introduced the second-gen, dual-screen foldable at its 22 September occasion, and it’s now that can be purchased – and never solely that, within the UK there’s even an precise Black Friday provide obtainable for the cellphone.

Not like the opposite gadgets revealed on the occasion, the Duo 2 runs Android, even when that’s not Android 12 out of the field.

Nonetheless, the large adjustments listed here are on the {hardware} aspect. The Duo 2 makes use of a flagship 2021 chipset within the Snapdragon 888, bringing 5G and NFC to the system alongside it. Each AMOLED shows are barely bigger and now 90Hz, whereas there’s a brand-new triple rear digicam system.

Elsewhere, you get a a lot larger 4449mAh battery (vs 3577mAh on the unique) and a brand new “Look Bar”, which helps you to test notifications with out opening the system. The present Glacier (white) mannequin is now joined by an Obsidian (black) choice, too.

Right here’s all it is advisable find out about shopping for the Surface Duo 2 within the UK and US, whether or not you’re in search of a mannequin SIM-free or on contract.

How a lot does the Surface Duo 2 price?

Regardless of the upgrades, the Duo 2 is priced equally to its predecessor. The £1,349/$1,499 beginning value is an identical within the UK, however $100 costlier within the US. Right here’s the total breakdown:

  • 8GB RAM, 128GB storage – £1,349/$1,499.99
  • 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – £1,429/$1,599.99
  • 8GB RAM, 512GB storage – £1,589/$1,799.99 (solely obtainable in black and from the Microsoft Retailer)

You may additionally be concerned about our where to buy guide for the Surface Pro 8. For extra information on the September Surface occasion, right here’s everything that was announced.

Surface Duo 2 Black Friday offers

Black Friday is 26 November this 12 months, adopted by Cyber Monday on 29 November. With the launch so latest we weren’t anticipating to see the Duo 2 in any Black Friday deals, however we have been incorrect.

You’ll must be within the UK to take benefit, however Currys is providing 10% off chosen Surface merchandise with the code ‘SURFACE10′. That works for each the 128GB and 256GB fashions of Surface Duo 2, letting you save as much as £142.90 as the 2 variants drop to £1,214.10 and £1,286.10 respectively.

Nonetheless, the deal we’ve discovered is UK-only – there’s nothing within the US but that we are able to see.

In case you are in search of a discount on Microsoft {hardware}, we’ve a devoted information to the best Surface deals.

The place to purchase the Surface Duo 2

With the Duo 2 now on sale, you don’t must go direct. Listed below are all of the retailers presently promoting the system within the UK:

You can too get the cellphone through EE, with contracts beginning at £73 monthly with £150 upfront for 4GB of 5G knowledge. Higher worth for cash may be discovered on the 40GB plan, which prices £81 monthly with £70 upfront. Take a look at the total vary of choices on the EE website.

There’s no indication that the system can be obtainable through the opposite major networks within the UK – O2, Vodafone and Three – however unlocked variations will work with all UK networks. The solely different retailer stocking the unique Duo within the UK was Amazon, so there’s an opportunity we’ll see the Duo 2 additionally change into obtainable there sooner or later.

In the US, right here’s the place you should purchase the Surface Duo 2 proper now:

The system isn’t presently obtainable through B&H Photo Video, though it did promote the unique Duo. There’s an opportunity we’ll see the Duo 2 on sale right here at a later date.

No US carriers for the Duo 2 have been confirmed but, though the next stocked the first-gen mannequin:

  • Verizon
  • AT&T – “presently, we’ve not been supplied with data as to if AT&T can be carrying the system on our community” (in response to forum post)
  • T-Mobile

When you can’t purchase the system on contract but, unlocked variations will work with the entire above. The solely function you’ll miss out on through Verizon is Wi-Fi calling, in response to a post on Reddit.

When did the Surface Duo 2 go on sale?

The Surface Duo 2 was formally introduced at Microsoft’s Surface occasion on 22 September, and went on sale on 21 October. Nonetheless, it’s solely presently on sale within the UK, US, France, Germany, Australia and Canada.

It’s not clear if Microsoft is planning an expanded launch sooner or later. The original Duo ultimately went on sale in 9 different European international locations, together with Eire, Italy and Netherlands.

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