LG G Flex self-healing power demoed in promo video

by: Chris SmithNovember 12, 2013

In addition to having a flexible display and a somewhat flexible chassis, the LG G Flex also has one feature many smartphone users would love to have on their devices: a back case with self-healing powers.

The company has posted the video above on its Korean YouTube channel, in which it shows the phone’s self-healing power in action. As you can see, after being continuously scratched, the back plate heals himself in just a few minutes, even after being repeatedly scratched in the same place.

LG is yet to explain how the technology works, but in the description of the YouTube video it did say that only light scratches that occur normally during every day use can be fixed, while recovery from deeper scratches or drops may not be possible.

There are various technologies out there that could be used to offer a self-healing material for use in smartphone and tablets, and we can only assume that more device makers will adopt some of them in the near future – LG is certainly on the right track.

We’ll tell you more about exactly the LG G Flex fixes itself once we find out more details about it ourselves.

  • Jayfeather787

    Pretty cool idea. I still prefer a case, but this is amazing.

  • MasterMuffin

    “What is it?” you may ask. It’s magic, MAGIC I TELL YA!

    • dodz

      this tech is been in the past decade now.

      • MasterMuffin

        So has magic. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

        • JonDuke19

          Do you need water for that… BURN!

          • MadCowOnAStick

            Nope, he needs self healing.

          • poop

            Someone give this guy a medal.

    • dodz

      haha this made me laugh.

  • Shark Bait

    if it works like that in the real world that a pretty big deal!

  • Raven

    What sorcery is this?

    • shahin


  • AssToast

    If this gets really advanced like recoverable from drops…etc

    case makers would go out of business

    • SSDROiD

      “Oh no, I lost my phone in the ground and it’s completely shattered. Oh well, I’ll just wait 30 minutes and it’ll be perfect again!”

      • Android Developer

        seems legit, at least in about 10 years .

        • Claude Poirier

          nah! even if it was possible, nobody would make an invincible phone because they would kill (maybe slow down :) the market!

          • Android Developer

            why not?
            maybe they will have labs for fixing issues end users will get for this technology.
            For example “Help, my Android device was shattered and now it was regenerated to be an Iphone” .

          • keithmaxx

            Blasphemy! Blasphemy, I say! Lol.
            Wouldn’t it be great if self-healing would become intelligent enough so that, say, a damaged Nexus 5 “heals” into a Nexus 6-to-be?
            Google (and X), I have thrown down the gauntlet.

  • Mayoo

    Self-Healing : Check
    Adamantium claws : LG Nexus 6 rumored

  • Self healing is not something new, many screen protectors can do it, some phone cases can do it. Before that, a lot of cars can do it.

    As far as I remember, there’s a dumb phone from an European company (Siemens or something) have self healing and finger print resistant paint around 2005.

  • mali

    To a certain extent it’s self healing.. such as micro scratches.. as a fan her mention. like how some shields do. Zagg.com. but a flexbend phone worries me.. can it take a better impact fall?.. does it mean that all the backs will be or metal?.. does the screen feel like glass or something different? I am indeed interested to know more. :)

  • Jason Yuen

    impressive. Now let’s see HTC do it with their metal bodies.

  • Balraj

    LG g flex is a pretty cool device released after a long time :-)
    I like the healing effect..
    I thought AA would have decoded by now…

  • Jesta

    That’s impussibru

    • mrjayviper

      not sure if you noticed, but LG is Korean not Japanese. unless ignorance is at play of course… :)

  • Kelly

    Hopefully this comes to US carriers at a decent price, I don’t know if I could go back to a perfectly flat phone after owning my Galaxy Nexus for 2 years. Every time I use my wife’s flat Galaxy S3 it just seems wrong.

    • Jonathan Engelbart

      I hear ya there buddy I love the slight curve of my Gnex. Flat phone don’t feel right to me now because I’m spoiled lol

  • Fred Chiang

    it uses microcapsules that get broken and release bonding substances

  • Meh

    When will they apply this tech to screens? Sapphire glass with this as a coating would be awesome.