The LG G Flex self-healing properties got many of consumers curious when it was announced. Today, the South Korean manufacturer showed off the incredible capability in a video which it uploaded on YouTube.
The video shows the rear case of the LG G Flex being scratched by a machine. The G Flex is displayed alongside another smartphone whose back plate is subjected to the same scraping. A timer appears onscreen, running for two minutes for the first run, and three, for the second. After said amounts of time, the scratched surface of the LG G Flex’s rear case is shown to be unscathed while the other smartphone remains scratched.
LG does not go into details about the technology involved in the self-healing case. It makes a disclaimer, however, that the self-healing case is only able to fix the kind of wear and tear that occurs to a smartphone on a daily basis. More serious scratches, at least at the moment, cannot be repaired by the self-healing technology.
Given the amount of astonishment that the self-healing rear case of the LG G Flex generates, it would not be surprising if other smartphone manufacturers follow suit and release devices with a similar feature. It is still unknown, however, whether Samsung or Apple are already working on devices which have self-healing cases, as well.
Apart from the self-healing rear case, the LG G Flex recently made headlines for having a curved OLED display that sets it apart from many smartphones that are currently in the market. The device, which was unveiled just a couple of weeks ago, possesses the following key specifications: a 6-inch 720p screen, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 3,500 mAh battery, and a 13MP main camera. It also features buttons on its rear case, making it similar to the LG G2 in such respect.
We will bring you more details about the LG G Flex self-healing feature as soon as they become available.