Apr 07, 2020 | Updated: 10:23 AM EDT

Lack Of Adhesive On Back Of Screen Causes BlackBerry KEYone To Fail Bend Test

Jun 09, 2017 07:30 AM EDT


JerryRigEverything, a YouTuber notorious for his torture tests on new phones, just exposed a vulnerability of the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone. The newly launched device failed the bend test after the display popped out. The screen did not have any adhesive on its back which explains why it easily popped out.

The BlackBerry KEYone passed the first phases of the torture tests which were scratching the display, chassis, cameras and the QWERTY physical keyboard with sharp objects. The Android phone also passed the burn test, Android Authority reports. However, the BlackBerry KEYone easily failed the bend test performed by JerryRigEverything.

The tech website notes that other flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, have strong adhesives on the back of the screen to prevent it from popping out. Once the screen popped out, the display of the BlackBerry KEYone no longer functioned. But according to other phone owners, the screen of their BlackBerry phone easily popped out even if they did not perform a bend test on it.

To protect their phones from losing its screen by accident, the tech website suggested for owners of BlackBerry KEYone units to buy cases to avert the display from popping out unexpectedly. But the phone made by TCL is not the first to fail JerryRigEverything’s bend test. Apple’s iPhone 6 also failed which led consumers to call the incident “Bendgate.” In the case of the iPhone 6, the culprit was the weak aluminum of the chassis which caused the Apple flagship to bend when placed in the back pocket of pants or even the front pocket of shirts, Tech Radar reports.

The BlackBerry KEYone uses a Gorilla Glass 4 which explains why the flagship phone easily passed the scratch test with no damage at all. But the missing adhesive on the display’s back portion made the flagship fail the bend test in a spectacular fashion.

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