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  • A dual screen smartphone.

  • Pretty unique and pretty ingenious.

  • If you remember from my durability test video, the Axon M only has 1 camera.

  • Someone asked me in the comments of that video what would happen if I tried opening Snapchat

  • and the normal camera app at the same time.

  • I decided to try it on an app people actually use though, like Instagram, and then also

  • opened up the regular camera app at the same time.

  • And interestingly enough, both apps stayed open, but only actively displayed the camera

  • on whatever side of the screen I touched last.

  • So only one app works at a time.

  • Simultaneous live streams between different apps aren't possible right now, but maybe

  • someday.

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  • description.

  • Let's get started.

  • [Intro]

  • A question I have is can you add more than 2 screens to the smartphone.

  • Let's jump inside this dual screen Axon M and see how it's put together.

  • There are 7 little plastic squares covering up little screws.

  • The exterior screws are all t5 and do a good job of securing that back panel.

  • With the screws gone, the back panel pops up and away from the back of the phone, giving

  • us our first look inside of the W Noxv.

  • The battery needs to come out first.

  • It's got it's 2 Phillips head screws holding on that silver bracket.

  • I'll remove that and unplug the battery connector just like a little Lego.

  • Now, ZTE added a sweet little pull tab to their battery, but don't let this fool you.

  • It's purely decoration and doesn't actually work.

  • Sometimes brute force is the only option.

  • This 3180 milliamp hour battery might be a little small to be powering dual screens,

  • but it does get the job done.

  • There are 5 more Phillips head screws down at the bottom of the phone holding down the

  • loudspeaker plastics.

  • You can see the golden contact pads on the bottom which receive communication off of

  • that charging port.

  • The charging port itself unplugs and pulls away from the phone easy enough.

  • This little black board is USB-C and includes two more contact points for the vibration

  • motor off to the side.

  • Same as the loud speaker, this circular vibration motor receives power and communication through

  • that charging port board.

  • I'll pull out the SIM and SD card tray next...cuz that's still in there.

  • And while the motherboard doesn't have any extra screws holding it in place, it does

  • have a lot of connections.

  • The front screen extension ribbon cable, the charging port extension, a few circular wire

  • cables, side button ribbons, and finally the interesting plug here on the left is the secondary

  • rear display ribbon, which looks quite a bit different than a regular screen ribbon connection.

  • We'll look at that more in a second.

  • Now here's where I made a mistake.

  • I assumed the small gold ribbon under the headphone jack was for the headphone jack.

  • I was wrong.

  • It's actually for the front sensors...so now those just won't work anymore.

  • The singular camera on the Axon M is a 20 megapixel beast, but does not have any optical

  • image stabilization.

  • The Axon M's camera doubles as the front and rear camera since there are screens on both

  • sides of the phone.

  • It's go some pretty powerful selfies.

  • Inside the frame we have the normal thermal foam stuff between the processor and the metal

  • of the phone to keep things cool.

  • And down here at the bottom we can see how the front screen is connected.

  • Like most Androids these days, the screen is glued into the frame of the phone from

  • the front, which means removing it is catastrophic to the screen.

  • But if it does need to be replaced, the new little ribbon would feed through this hole

  • and extend up to the motherboard.

  • Now for the secondary screen, it's got two large screws holding itself to the main body

  • of the phone, and then the whole thing lifts up and away from the phone body.

  • Interesting to see a lot of the wire cables running through that hinge.

  • And this is it.

  • One screen connection, and two screws is all this secondary screen has.

  • Just like plugging in a second monitor into your desk top computer.

  • If ZTE were to add one more screen plug into the motherboard and another hinge on the opposite

  • side of the phone, I don't see why we couldn't have a triple screen phone in the future.

  • It's pretty similar to Razer's Project Valerie, or my own triple screen laptop that I built

  • myself last year.

  • Looking closely at the screen connector, it has the same contacts we see inside the standard

  • ribbons, but this one's designed to be flexed over and over again inside that hinge constantly.

  • A normal Lego style thin ribbon wouldn't be able to stand up to that kind of abuse, but

  • these individual insulated wires can.

  • Thumbs up for that.

  • I'll get the round wire cables tucked back inside the hinge, and the secondary screen

  • screwed back into place.

  • Let me know in the comments: would you ever buy a triple screen phone?

  • I think if they were able to shrink the bezels down a bit between the hinges it would be

  • pretty awesome.

  • It's kind of like having a tablet in your pocket.

  • The motherboard is back into place with it's beautifully torn front sensors.

  • It's kind of one less thing to worry about...right?

  • I'll get the side buttons plugged in along with the normal front screen extension cable,

  • and the charging port ribbon.

  • There are 3 wire cables going back into place.

  • These guys are fragile and their heads can pop off if you pull too hard, so I'm being

  • gentle as I smoosh them back into place.

  • Since the secondary screen connector is a bit different than the rest, mostly just more

  • thin, I'll clip that in with my tweezers and plastic pry tool.

  • The charging port board can snuggle back into place.

  • There is no water resistance on this phone whatsoever.

  • I'll plop the loudspeaker back over the charging port with it's 5 black Phillips head screws.

  • And finally the battery with it's now deceivingly weak pull tab ripped off, can slip back into

  • the square slot it came from.

  • I always like to plug the battery in last.

  • Before we can test the phone and see if it still works, I'll get the silver bracket back

  • into place with it's two screws.

  • And then I'll press the power button.

  • So far we have at least one screen going, so that's good.

  • I'll smash the back panel into place with it's seven screws, and it's a successboth

  • screens are fully functional, you know, minus the front sensors.

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  • Let me know if you have any questions.

  • And thanks a ton for watching.

  • I'll see you around.

A dual screen smartphone.

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