The Flex in LG's curved smartphone the LG G Flex isn't just for the sake of it - this phone really is bendy. In a video released by LG the phone is shown being completely flattened out of shape on a table.

The G Flex has a screen made from plastic substrates, rather than glass, which means its flexible enough to bend without breaking. This is a great step in the direction of tough phones that don't need cases to protect screens. Broken screens is a common problem and one of the highest claims on insurance.

READ: LG G Flex curved smartphone officially announced, packs 6-inch display and 'self-healing' back

This use of plastic electronics is just the beginning as the materials have electronic functions, meaning they can be used as insulators, conductors, light emitters and sensors. Imagine an entire phone made from this material? It would be unbreakable.

Indeed the G Flex itself has a self-healing back that can mend scratches automatically. If you're interested in early adopting this new type of tough tech you may be in luck as an LG spokesman recently said a global announcement for the handset is in the works.

The second we hear more about a UK release you'll know about it.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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