LG Electronics conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 2013
Skott Ahn, Chief Technology Officer of LG Electronics (R), waits for their news conference to start at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013Reuters

LG, after revealing its first flexible screen smartphone, G Flex, is reportedly creating its successor, G Flex 2.

The existing G Flex device has been launched only in Korea till now and hence it is being speculated that the handset was just a test product. The firm is now said to be creating its better version for a global release.

LG G Flex 2, according to the Korean media, is expected to be revealed in the second-half of 2014.

Reports also claim that G Flex 2 will be more flexible than the existing G Flex handset, and would sport a special hard rubber chassis, which will reportedly be able to flex up to 90 degrees, reports Android Authority. However, there is no official confirmation from the firm. The handset is also likely to feature the much spoken about flexible battery.

No other information has been revealed for the device.

While LG is said to be working on the new handset, it has been revealed that the existing handset, G Flex, comes with a self-healing back panel.

This means that if the handset gets minor scratches from keys or coins, it would be able to heal itself and retain its charm like it had before the scratches.

One of the videos that surfaced online shows the back panel of the handset being scratched with a bronze brush. Within two minutes the panel comes back to its original self, eliminating the scratches. The same tests were done by using a knife also, according to Gizmodo.

The video can be viewed below:

[Video Courtesy: LGMobileHQ/Youtube]

This is the first time a smartphone is seen sporting a self-healing technology created by LG. As compared to its rival, Samsung Galaxy Round smartphone, LG is proving to remain strides ahead as compared to others in terms of smartphone technology.

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