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LG’s latest smartphone, the G Flex, is best known for its curved display and while that’s impressive to say the least, it isn’t the only thing that makes this an ground-breaking piece of tech. A video released this week, showcases the G Flex’s self-repair technology at work.
Similar to what Wolverine went through, the G Flex undergoes some serious lab testing. Unlike the superhero, the Flex faces a wire brush rubbing its rear cover and a durability test of 8kg, 16kg and 32kg weights placed on its back. Not to sound too much like an infomercial but the scratches go away within two to three minutes — which is pretty amazing.
The G Flex was announced in October to go head-to-head against Samsung’s Galaxy Round as one of the world’s first curved smartphones with a Plastic OLED display. The 6″ display has a 1280×720 resolution and the Flex has 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage accompanied by 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
The cover will be able to repair itself from light scratches every phone might pick up, cracks and gashes are out of the question. As the LG proclaims:
“LG G Flex is designed to recover from light scratches on its back cover within minutes thanks to the application of ‘Self Healing’ technology. *Recovery from heavy scratches may be limited.”
The technology is very similar to that of the Nissan’s self-healing paint.
How does the magic work? Well, according to Geek, the Flex’s rear cover is infused with micro-encapsulated resins. “This material When a light scratch damages the surface, the resins from the surrounding area released and fill in the newly formed gap.”
The G Flex went on sale in South Korea this week and while there are rumours for an international release, there has been no official word from LG yet.