LG G Flex (with "self-healing" technology)

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  1. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    So LG just made the G Flex official and while I'm not exactly interested in the phone, they did mention something unusual. The G Flex, apparently, "uses "self-healing" technology that the company compares to Wolverine from X-Men: a special protective film on the back cover is designed to get rid of scratches on the phone within minutes." (from The Verge)

    Anyone else interested to see exactly what this does...?
     
  2. jamezr macrumors G3

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    It has my curiosity piqued.......Would love to play around with one......
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    720p screen on a 6" device ? Very odd choice there.
     
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    Given that it's one of the first curved screens, I'm not surprised that the resolution took a hit. Still, even at 6", 720P is going to look damned good, and you're not likely to be able to see much of a difference when looking at a 1080P version of the same size. I'm sure you'll see some improvement, but it's still pretty good.

    That said, the next one will likely be 1080p.

    Also, the self-healing back is cool, but what I want is a self healing display (even if it just handled minor scratches). That would be amazing.
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    What exactly is the point of these curved screens. I want a bendable screen not a curved one.
     
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    I am very interested in the "self healing" backing. I want to hold one and play with it. :cool:
     
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    Wasn't the Nexus S a curved screen? Not sure why this fad is coming back
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think the actual display was curved, was it? As opposed to the surface, I mean.
     
  9. AppleNexus macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, same with the Galaxy Nexus. The glass was curved, not the screen.
     
  10. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Oh I see. Is there a specific benefit to a curved display?
     
  11. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    Same question, those just look odd....
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's just a step on the path to truly flexible screens.
     
  13. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    im guessing its for ergodynamics ? phones used to be curved ya know ;] they feel great much more suitable that way
     
  14. sviato macrumors 68020

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    That won't be very useful until processors, batteries etc are flexible as well. Although, using a flexible screen may make the phone shatterproof.

    That's a good point, but then I don't think it would feel great in the pocket or on a table (although the curve is probably minimal).
     
  15. jsw, Oct 29, 2013
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    I'm pretty sure making the batteries flexible won't be much of a problem, and the processors could reside in a non-flexible part of the device.

    That said, I'm not entirely sure why you'd want a flexible phone. However, a flexible watch display? That would be excellent. Edit: here are reasons for a curved display.
     

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