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.
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Pretty cool idea. I still prefer a case, but this is amazing.
“What is it?” you may ask. It’s magic, MAGIC I TELL YA!
this tech is been in the past decade now.
So has magic. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
Do you need water for that… BURN!
Nope, he needs self healing.
Someone give this guy a medal.
haha this made me laugh.
if it works like that in the real world that a pretty big deal!
What sorcery is this?
If this gets really advanced like recoverable from drops…etc
case makers would go out of business
“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!”
seems legit, at least in about 10 years .
nah! even if it was possible, nobody would make an invincible phone because they would kill (maybe slow down :) the market!
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” .
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.
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.
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. :)
impressive. Now let’s see HTC do it with their metal bodies.
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…
not sure if you noticed, but LG is Korean not Japanese. unless ignorance is at play of course… :)
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.
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
it uses microcapsules that get broken and release bonding substances
When will they apply this tech to screens? Sapphire glass with this as a coating would be awesome.