Microsoft hasn’t let the whole market failure of the primary Surface Duo deter it from launching the Surface 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 widespread both.
The twin-screen building presents a ‘foldable’ system of types, though not in the way in which we’re used to excited about that phrase. Neither of the 2 screens folds, that is only a system with two screens separated by a hinge – and bezels. However this 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 may see his total 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 another cellphone. The edges of the Floor Duo 2 are plastic, and that features the fingerprint sensor, which signifies 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 big marks, and in terms of bend testing… the cellphone survives, nevertheless it’s clear that the half reverse the hinge is kind of susceptible to flexing – and never in a great way.