Sprint ID is the carrier’s Android customization service that delivers ‘ID packs’ to customers with specific phones, packs which include applications, widgets, ringtones, and wallpapers. The service may be useful to Sprint customers, but today it’s proven useful to the mobile tech media as well.
With the help of Sprint ID, we now know the names of four new upcoming Android smartphones that will launch on Sprint at some point.
Inside Sprint ID is a supposedly secret menu that lets you download the Sprint Employee Pack. Before you get the pack, you’re asked what device it is you have. A list pops up, and in that list of phones four yet-unknown names have surfaced.
They are the Samsung Chief, LG Q, LG Optimus B, and Motorola Sunfire. And unlike other handsets in that list, neither of these comes with a picture – a Sprint logo placeholder is used instead, as you can see in the image above. This is the first time we’ve heard about any of these handsets, but if they are indeed Android smartphones on their way to Sprint, expect to hear a lot more about them from now on.
Android Central speculates that the Motorola Sunfire may be the codename for the recently unveiled Photon 4G, and the LG Optimus B may just be a Sprint version of the Optimus Black. The Samsung Chief may be a midrange smartphone, while the LG Q may possibly turn out to be a device with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Do keep in mind that everything you just read in the paragraph above is pure speculation, as right now we really have no other details about these devices other than their names. As soon as we find out more, we’ll naturally let you know.
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