1. Renoktation's Avatar
    It's not very hard to understand that a device with 2 displays should sport a slide mechanism instead of flip open and close, especially on a smaller form factor.

    Do you think that Surface Duo could have gone for slide mechanism were one display sliding under the other? There are obvious design challenges one being how to level the two screen but that can be overcome through some magnetic movement or something.
    10-08-2019 12:44 AM
  2. mdxzfr's Avatar
    Slide mechanism is a wrong choice. For dual screen, fold/flip is always better for any kind of usage. Or else, single screen/normal phone is right.
    10-08-2019 01:35 AM
  3. justjun555's Avatar
    It's not very hard to understand that a device with 2 displays should sport a slide mechanism instead of flip open and close, especially on a smaller form factor.

    Do you think that Surface Duo could have gone for slide mechanism were one display sliding under the other? There are obvious design challenges one being how to level the two screen but that can be overcome through some magnetic movement or something.
    No folding mechanism is better. I don't think laptop mode would be possible with slider mechanism.
    10-08-2019 02:51 AM
  4. Razius's Avatar
    Definitely stick with folding. Keeps the device thin. Also is anyone else pumped to play battleship on the Duo?!? I am.
    10-09-2019 10:32 AM
  5. mdxzfr's Avatar
    Forza Horizon 4. Xbox cloud. :P
    10-09-2019 09:56 PM
  6. Renoktation's Avatar
    Definitely stick with folding. Keeps the device thin. Also is anyone else pumped to play battleship on the Duo?!? I am.
    I don't think a slider will add to thickness. In fact, it will be a more elegant way of doing this (operating a 2 screen device). You just move it out of the pocket and see who has called rather than waiting for aa couple of seconds till you open the lid only to realise that it was a SPAM call :P

    If Steve Jobs would look at Surface Neo, the first thing he would have said to the designers would have been "CAN YOU PLS REMOVE THE FOLD!"
    10-10-2019 02:01 PM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I am not sure sliding would work. Hardware like the 3DS already shows that folding definitely works.
    10-11-2019 08:44 AM
  8. justjun555's Avatar
    I think sliding will make device thicker & less elegant.
    also this same folding mechanism will also work same way when dual screen's will be replaced by single flexible display like galaxy fold when foldable gorilla glass is ready to use.

    just like laptop form factor where sliding mechanism hardly got any success among laptop users compared to folding hinge.
    10-11-2019 10:04 AM
  9. win95wasgood's Avatar
    I prefer flip over slide. The flip can stand up on its own on the table as I work. The flip can be open 180 degrees flat on the table as I read. It has far more use cases.
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    10-11-2019 02:51 PM
  10. ochhanz's Avatar
    It's not very hard to understand that a device with 2 displays should sport a slide mechanism instead of flip open and close, especially on a smaller form factor.

    Do you think that Surface Duo could have gone for slide mechanism were one display sliding under the other? There are obvious design challenges one being how to level the two screen but that can be overcome through some magnetic movement or something.
    , yeah but only the futuristic ideas from movies etc, not the old slider phone like slider mechanisms. Probably quite complex though but I guess it will be (one of) the next steps/future (not anytime soon). That being said, I did like the idea of the Black Berry Priv.

    Just got an idea though, what if they can combine both in 1 device? Neo like fold hinge but with a slider-like keyboard that can also fold (just so it can fold when slided in and the user closes/folds the Neo).
    10-11-2019 04:20 PM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    I don't think a slider will add to thickness. In fact, it will be a more elegant way of doing this (operating a 2 screen device). You just move it out of the pocket and see who has called rather than waiting for aa couple of seconds till you open the lid only to realise that it was a SPAM call :P

    If Steve Jobs would look at Surface Neo, the first thing he would have said to the designers would have been "CAN YOU PLS REMOVE THE FOLD!"
    Steve jobs pretty much had a failing company for many years, and partly because he had no grasp of practicality.

    Slider will probably happen, likely someone else will make it. So long as the software for dual screens has some pull for MSFTs development platforms, they'll benefit either way.
    10-12-2019 06:43 AM
  12. mtf1380's Avatar
    Folded, both screens are protected - that alone makes it a better choice for me.
    10-12-2019 01:22 PM
  13. Renoktation's Avatar
    Folded, both screens are protected - that alone makes it a better choice for me.
    But you will not know whether it's a spam call or not until you open the flip!
    Yesterday 12:01 PM
  14. mtf1380's Avatar
    But you will not know whether it's a spam call or not until you open the flip!
    True...but, I will have gone through the motion of pulling out of my pocket my that time anyway, so one more step won't kill me:) - of course I base this lack of mortality on the assumption that the hinge mechanism executes smooth and nimbly .
    Yesterday 02:14 PM

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