Microsoft hasn’t let the whole market failure of the primary Floor Duo deter it from launching the Floor Duo 2 a number of weeks in the past, and whereas there are some notable enhancements on this one in comparison with its predecessor, it in all probability is not going to be fashionable both.
The twin-screen development presents a ‘foldable’ system of types, though not in the best way we’re used to interested by that phrase. Neither of the 2 screens folds, that is only a system 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 complete expertise documented within the video embedded above.
In case you’ll be able to’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 stage 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, with deeper grooves at stage 7 – simply as anticipated, and simply as on every other cellphone. The edges of the Floor Duo 2 are plastic, and that features the fingerprint sensor, which implies that if you happen to 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 big marks, and in relation to bend testing… the cellphone survives, however it’s clear that the half reverse the hinge is sort of liable to flexing – and never in a great way.