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Leaked Surface Duo 2 images show a three-lens camera

The photos in question show a rear camera bump, two color choices and the absence of a fingerprint reader.

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Microsoft is expected to jump back into the foldable phone game this fall, and leaked images appear to give us an idea of what we can look for in an upcoming Surface Duo 2. The source of the images is unknown, but Windows Central called them credible

The photos show a three-lens camera inside a typical camera bump. The photos, if accurate, indicate a stark design change from the original Surface Duo, which lacked a rear camera in pursuit of a smoother, folding experience. The images also reveal both white and black color options. 

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Windows Central noted the possible presence of frosted glass on the front and the absence of the fingerprint reader found on the side of the first Surface Duo. The blog expects it to be included in the power button. Windows Central also listed possible high-end specs for the Duo 2, including a Snapdragon 888 processor and built-in 5G. The blog indicates a possible September or October timeframe for shipping.

The first Surface Duo didn't have many high-end specs, and disappointed CNET's Scott Stein. He liked the design and promise of the device, but noted its many bugs and frustrating usage. This second model may fulfill more of the promise of the first. 

Microsoft declined CNET's request for comment.