Mobility

$100 LY-706 MID Android tablet teardown

Plastic touchscreen

Unlike nearly all the smartphones and tablets I've cracked open, the LY-706 use a touchscreen made from layers of thin, flexible plastic instead of glass. Here you can see me peeling a corner of the top layer away from the front case's hard plastic edge.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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