Doogee adds another layer of glass to the Valencia2 Y100 Pro ahead of release
Last month, Doogee revealed the Valencia2 Y100 Pro with its metal frame, 5-inch 720p display, 2 GB RAM, and MediaTek MT6753 SoC. The device will launch by the end of this month at the earliest and is already available for pre-order from many online retailers.
Just ahead of its launch, however, Doogee had deemed the 2.5D glass screen inadequate and unable to pass standard drop tests. To counter this, the manufacturer reportedly made a last-minute decision to make the display 0.8 mm thicker than the average Corning Gorilla Glass. Additionally, the glass will be covered with "a special nano coating" to further cushion the display and protect it from cracks and shocks.
As a marketing ploy, Doogee uses a Y100 Pro and its enhanced display to crack walnuts with no repercussions to the screen itself. We can only assume that the metal back would have worked just as well, but that probably would not have made for an interesting video.
The Valencia2 Y100 Pro starts at $119 USD.