It may be a bit of a big jump for the LG G Flex, but according to a new leaked image by Evleaks, the flexible smartphone will be coming to both AT&T and T-Mobile in the coming months, bringing the first flexible phone to US soil.
The LG G Flex has already passed through the FCC database, making it certified to be sold in the United States. It was only a matter of time before a carrier picked it up and the two most open carriers have come forward, we are actually surprised T-Mobile is going to sell the smartphone.
We have seen a Sprint version swimming about, but there is no clear release date in sight and the carrier may end up not selling the smartphone. We do have dates for the two others, T-Mobile on March 12 and AT&T on March 17.
As we expected, Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier in the US not interested in the LG G Flex. The thing about Verizon is even though they carry a smaller line of products, normally all the ones that do well are available on their service.
The LG G Flex is a nice phone to try out, but we cannot see that many sales happening for the flexible device. Apart from the self-healing back that markets to a niche audience who really want a clean smartphone, there is no real feature to draw users in.
The flexible display isn’t really “flexible” since it is still incased in a plastic shell and the software is just the same old LG skin over Android, with a few customisations for the rounded screen.
Even though AT&T and T-Mobile may see the interest as enough, we cannot see the interest turning into actual paying customers.