By Stephen Schenck | January 3, 2014 8:57 AM
LG’s G Flex is that rare smartphone, one which on first glance appears dominated by some overly gimmicky feature, but by some lark of fate, everything just works – perfectly. Where 3D displays couldn’t live up to the hype, the G Flex’s curved display is surprisingly unobtrusive, intuitive, and just pleasant to interact with – and as a result, it ended up a late-stage contender for some of our 2013 best-of lists. Over the course of the past month, we’ve been tracking the phone’s progress towards international availability, first spreading to new markets in Asia, and then later hinting at its US release, with a press render for Sprint leaking. It sounds like Sprint’s not the only carrier with its eye on this hardware, as this week a pair of new renders arrive, showing off the phone for both T-Mobile and Sprint.
Like with that Sprint render, what we see here suggests minimal carrier branding, if at all. That said, once again we don’t get a look at the back of the handsets, so there could easily be some big, obnoxious logo hiding around the corner, just outside our field of view for the moment. But hey, knock on wood, right?
We’re also intrigued by those dates there; it hasn’t escaped our notice that each of these carrier renders displays a different one. Launch plans, perhaps? Both that old Sprint and the new T-Mobile leak offer dates in early February, while the AT&T version is spaced-out a month, set to mid-March. We wouldn’t call any of those time frames a sure thing, but we’ll definitely be paying attention to them.
Source: @evleaks (Google+)