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LG’s self-healing smartphone might soon be coming to a store near you

Earlier this week, rumours suggested LG’s first smartphone with a curved display, LG G Flex was rumoured to launch on three major US carriers in the coming months, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Now, we have another reason to believe that the rumour could be true because the handset turned up on the FCC with LTE Bands for AT&T and T-Mobile.

LG G Flex comes with a gigantic 6-inch display boasting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with the display curved vertically from top to bottom, and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Under the hood, the device packs a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset with a clock speed of 2.3GHz with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal store, but doesn’t bring support for expandable memory via microSD card. Other features include 13MP camera on the back, 2.1MP front-facing camera, WiFi, LTE and a massive 3,500 mAh battery.

LG G Flex

LG describes the back plate as “self-healing,” which means that when a user scratches the back of their phone, it will seemingly buff out those scratches on its own. A YouTube video shows the back of the phone compared to a standard back plate with a swinging wire brush scraping the back of both phones. However, the LG G Flex will look clear of scratches in about two minutes thanks to a technology called micro-encapsulation.

The video also shows off the phone’s durability. We see the flexible nature of the LG G Flex when a weight rests on the back of the phone, starting with an 8kg weight. Under this weight the phone doesn’t buckle at all. Then they put 16kg of weight on, which presses the phone almost flat, followed by a 32kg weight which presses it flat against the table.

Watch the video below:

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