LG's G Flex smartphone heals itself when scratched

LG has just released a new video showing off the self healing qualities of the skin surrounding its new G Flex smartphone.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Nov 20 2013 2:21 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

We pay a lot of money for our smartphones and there is nothing worse than getting a scratch on the screen or the phones case. When I got the first scratch on my HTC One it was almost like I had damaged my best friend. Fortunately, we now have Gorilla Glass 3 to help prevent scratches on our screens, but what about the rest of the phone?

LG's G Flex smartphone heals itself when scratched | TweakTown.com

That is where LG's new G Flex smartphone and its self healing surface some into play. In a recently released video LG demonstrates this technology by scrubbing the back of the G Flex with a wire brush, and at the same time scrubs a traditional plastic phone case with the same brush. As you would expect, the plastic case is scratched beyond repair, while LG's G Flex looks good as new after just a few minutes of sitting. Not much is explained on how this works, but I would be willing to assume that similar technology to what is used in self healing cutting mats has been implemented.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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