Microsoft hasn’t let the entire market failure of the primary Floor Duo deter it from launching the Floor Duo 2 just a few weeks in the past, and whereas there are some notable enhancements on this one in comparison with its predecessor, it most likely is not going to be in style both.
The twin-screen development presents a ‘foldable’ machine of kinds, though not in the best way we’re used to excited about that phrase. Neither of the 2 screens folds, that is only a machine with two screens separated by a hinge – and bezels. However here is the million greenback query: how will it do when subjected to some torture testing?
That is precisely what YouTuber Zack from JerryRigEverything got down to uncover, and you’ll see his total expertise documented within the video embedded above.
In case you possibly can’t watch, we’ll provide the gist of issues. As a result of these screens aren’t versatile, they’re each coated with Gorilla Glass Victus, which scratches at degree 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, with deeper grooves at degree 7 – simply as anticipated, and simply as on some other cellphone. The edges of the Floor Duo 2 are plastic, and that features the fingerprint sensor, which implies that should you scratch it, it will not work very effectively (or in any respect) anymore.
Each screens can take a direct flame from a lighter for a really very long time with out leaving enormous marks, and in relation to bend testing… the cellphone survives, however it’s clear that the half reverse the hinge is sort of vulnerable to flexing – and never in a great way.