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LG G Flex for Sprint appears in leaked render

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LG G Flex for Sprint appears in leaked render
When the LG G Flex was first announced, some in the states figured that it would be a limited release like the Samsung Galaxy Round. But a tweet from evleaks revealed that AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile were expecting to offer the curvaceous handset. And when the device showed up at the FCC wearing Sprint's frequencies, it seemed that the odds were good that we would see the LG G Flex attracting attention in the U.S.

Leaked render of the LG G Flex for Sprint

Leaked render of the LG G Flex for Sprint

Now you're probably thinking that this is beginning to sound like bad news for those who wanted the device in the U.S. Nope, nothing like that has happened at all. Actually, we have some good news. Professional leaker evleaks (imagine having that job title on your business card) has sent out a tweet containing the first render of an LG G Flex for a U.S. carrier.

The model number of the device for Sprint is said to be LS995, and while there is no branding on the front of the phone, on the top status bar you can see the icon for the Sprint Spark service. That means that the LG G Flex will join the other top-shelf Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One max and the LG G2 that support the faster tri-band LTE service. Also supporting Sprint Spark is the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.

Despite the render and the FCC visit, we have no idea yet when we might see the LG G Flex be made available at Sprint or any of the other major U.S. carriers expected to offer it.

source: @evleaks via AndroidandMe

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posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:06 2

1. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

The worst carrier gets the coolest phone.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:38

3. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

At&t and tmobile are getting it too.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:43

5. PootisMan (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Ironic isn't it?

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 15:13

7. KFear (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

All around worst carrier, maybe. In cities where Network Vision is complete and LTE (some testing Spark), not at all. Sprint has amazing satisfaction rates in those cities. They are playing catch up just as ATT and T-Mobile had to play catch up. I agree however that it's at a slower rate.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 15:49 1

8. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Coolest phone ?! My God...what have u been smoking..

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 11:47

9. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Maybe last year and in 2011 but their network has improved vastly and continues to improve. The same thing happened to AT&T when they picked up the iPhone and their network suffered as a result. Sprint just needs to hurry up with their massive network rebuild, they were over-ambitious to do it nationwide in one shot IMO.

BTW, if you think no other carriers have network issues, the awesome Verizon LTE network is now garbage in many big metro areas, I was in NYC several months ago and couldn't pull over 1-2mbps on Verizon LTE while my Sprint work phone was cruising at 20+mbps and it's a iPhone which is not Spark enabled. Every carrier has network and capacity issues.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:21 1

2. Teja171 (unregistered)

This carrier locked devices have a lot of crap incorporated into them + you cant change the sim, inorder to use with another carrier.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:39

4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Yes because its CDMA there is no sim card. CDMA used to be better when it first came out (faster more reliable connections) but not anymore, GSM is superior in every way. Verizon and Sprint embeded CDMA deep into their framework and that is why they won't switch to GSM.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 11:52

10. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

GSM is way more widely adopted and global friendly but CDMA is still a superior tech in terms of reliability and security.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 13:22

6. lgold76 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)

LTE uses sim cards. All sprint and verizon LTE devices have them but they are only for data here in the us. Once unlocked for international use they can be uses overseas with any sim card

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