Will the Surface Duo phone have a rear-facing camera?

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Dec 17, 2013
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One thing you may have immediately noticed from the Surface Duo phone reveal was the lack of a rear-firing camera. Will it have one by launch?
At Microsoft's massive Surface event this week, the firm unexpectedly revealed Andromeda, now known as the Surface Duo. Complete with Android and Google Play, the Duo has a folding 360-degree hinge that allows the device to be used as both a phone and a tablet. We've written about the potential user scenarios for years, and Microsoft showcased a few in its sexy teaser video. Tent mode for media consumption. Angled up 90-degrees as a Project xCloud game streaming handheld, side-by-side multitasking, and so on.
Despite Microsoft's protests that the Duo is simply a "Surface," and not a "phone," the entire world will see it just as it is — which is a phone. Phones come with specific expectations attached to them in 2019. People have already decried the chunky bezels, as Surface betrays the edge-to-edge display trends espoused by Samsung, OnePlus, and other Android vendors. The whole reason Windows 10 Mobile failed was the big glaring app-gap, with contemporary services avoiding the platform altogether. It effectively forced Microsoft to adopt Android for this incredible piece of tech. As phones go, the Duo had a specific glaring omission in its press materials. The lack of a rear-firing camera.
So, will the Surface Duo have a "real" camera, or simply rely on the front-facing camera wrapped around? Will that be powerful enough? Surface lead Panos Panay offered some comments on the topic in a recent interview.

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