SEOUL, South Korea - LG’s first curved, flexible smart phone, the LG G Flex, was tested for the flexibility of its curved display.
The curved display of the LG G Flex is capable of absorbing pressure being applied to its sides, and according to the Korean giant, the device can successfully sustain 88 pounds of pressure when tested for 100 iterations.
The smartphone was tested (video here) with the help of the Instron Compression test machine that uses computer controlled motors with powerful load cells, exhibiting enough versatility to gently tear a piece of paper or even crush a hard concrete stone. On measuring the distributed pressure of the human hand, the LG G Flex was tested with a 100 pound load cell.
The handset was initially subjected to 30 pounds pressure for nearly 1000 times with the Instron machine, after which the device was found to be working perfectly and later, the pressure was upped to 80 pounds even after which the handset showed no signs of failing.
After this the LG G Flex was continuously test withed an incremental 50 pounds every time and when at last it sustained a 1000 pound load, leaving every one stunned and flabbergasted in the lab. The test couldn’t continue, as 1000 pounds was the maximum.