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One way to deliver a surprisingly well-received product is to undersell it in the first place. It’s become apparent that Microsoft is using this approach to promote Surface Duo mobile device.
Last Monday, Microsoft held its Surface Event in Berlin, showcasing both the Surface Duo and the Surface Pro X.
Windowsarea journalists present at the event were quick to address the first question on everyone’s mind is- what’s the story with the Surface Duo’s rear camera?
A gigantic rear camera was first sighted on the Surface Duo at the Surface Event on 2nd October; but the design didn’t make a second appearance at the Surface Event in Berlin.
Like the Ancient Egyptians, we’re leaning towards a future of non-verbal written communication, based on emojis and quick-snapped pictures. It’s incomprehensible for Microsoft to release a phone with a single front-facing camera in this day and age.
In the recent event, both Microsoft’s Surface Chief and Microsoft manager were questioned about the status of the back-camera.
Microsoft’s Surface Chief confirmed that the company has acknowledged the public’s concerns. The Microsoft manager further reassured the audience that the showcased model is incomplete, and they’re currently “working on a world-class camera”.
In front-camera related news; Microsoft recently released a patent for a thin camera system module that would fit into a thin smartphone form factor.
In the interest of competition, it could be that Microsoft will keep details of the rear-facing camera under wraps until the expected release date of the “holidays in 2020”; as the choice of rear-camera will likely be the determining factor for many people.