BLU readying another affordable smartphone with 3,000 mAh battery

It looks like a BLU R1 HD sequel is now in the works and will probably be officially introduced in the coming weeks. Few details about its specs are available at the moment, but at least we have several pictures showing the smartphone from all angles.

BLU R2 has been recently listed at FCC (Federal Communications Commissions), so it will probably not be long until the smartphone gets revealed. The documents filed at FCC confirm the R2 will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

Also, the affordable smartphone will sport a 5-inch display and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The …

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Maze Alpha up for pre-order: the most affordable bezel-less phone

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About 3 months ago, Maze — a new smartphone manufacturer — teased its debut product, the Maze Alpha. Back then, we didn’t have much information on the handset, and only had a couple of renders to go on, so we knew it will be a bezel-less handset with a dual camera and not much more.

Now, the cat is out of the bag and the Alpha is up for pre-sale. …

Affordable Coolpad Defiant debuting at T-Mobile on June 16, MetroPCS will carry it too

Rumors about a very cheap Nougat-powered phone that will hit the shelves at T-Mobile emerged back in April. A new affordable smartphone called Coolpad Defiant was tipped to arrive at the Uncarrier at some point, but we haven’t heard anything about it until today.

T-Mobile and Coolpad have just confirmed that the long-rumored Defiant will be launched in the United States on June 16. Moreover, MetroPCS will offer the smartphone this summer as well, but no info on the exact release date has been given yet.

Although it’s capable of running Android 7.0 Nougat …

Affordable Huawei Y6 2017 goes official, still uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Huawei has already introduced two new Y series smartphones this month, so it’s no surprise the Chinese company silently launched a third one, the Y6 2017.

As the name suggests, the Y6 2017 is the sequel to the Huawei Y6, which was released on the market two years ago. Obviously, the new device comes with many improvements over the predecessor, so it’s definitely worth upgrading if that’s what you want to know.

However, since the Huawei Y6 2017 remains an affordable smartphone, its specs aren’t impressive at all. On top of that, the Chinese handset maker decided …

Meizu M5c is an affordable and likeable new 5" phone that promises good battery life

Meizu is not exactly a household name in the United States or Europe, but this Chinese phone maker offers some phones that feature great value for the money, and it has just announced its latest such device, the Meizu M5c.
The Meizu M5c is a 5″ phone that is made for the global market with support for 4G LTE band 20, crucial for proper coverage in Europe. It’s a plastic phone, but one with beautiful colors a likeable design, and an even more likeable super affordable price.

“We designed the Meizu M5c specifically with our …

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max leaked specs portray a powerful and affordable 5.7-incher

Samsung’s affordable J-line is home to some surprisingly capable phones, and the upcoming J7 Max is prepped up to be the most powerful of the bunch. This photograph of its product presentation appeared online, revealing the handset’s design and complete spec sheet. While the phone’s looks aren’t much to fawn over, there’s definitely some brawn to make up for that.

The J7 Max supposedly has a 5.7-inch, 1080p resolution TFT Display (no OLED – interesting!) and is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757V (Helio P20) chip. The phone has a whopping 4GB of RAM …

T-Mobile to offer its own high-end phone with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price?

T-Mobile has become the most innovative and influential of the U.S. carriers under the leadership of president and CEO John Legere, who has made it a point to fix what is wrong with the industry in the U.S. T-Mobile was first to end carrier subsidies on new handsets and the two-year contracts that went along with them hand-in-hand. It was T-Mobile that started offering zero-rated streaming features such as Music Freedom and Binge On to customers. And T-Mobile has been behind the latest push to offer unlimited high-speed data plans to subscribers. In fact, T-Mobile One has taxes and fees built right …

Affordable BLU R1 Plus packs a large battery, old version of Android

If you’re in need of a new and affordable unlocked smartphone, you may want to check out the R1 Plus, the latest handset released by Miami-based BLU. 

Priced at $159.99, the BLU R1 Plus succeeds last year’s R1 HD, offering a larger display (5.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels) and a beefier 4,000 mAh battery. According to BLU, this battery should last “for more than one day” on a single charge. 

Built around an aluminum frame, the new handset is powered by a 64-bit, quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 processor, further featuring 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, …

Huawei MediaPad T3 affordable tablet duo unveiled in Europe

Earlier this month reports about the upcoming launch of four new Huawei tablets emerged online. Today, two of the rumored slates have been quietly released by the Chinese company and can be easily purchased via Huawei’s online store.

Huawei MediaPad T3 is an affordable slab that comes in many variations and sizes. For once, the MediaPad T3 8.0 sports an 8-inch IPS display that supports 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and packs either 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, or 3GB RAM and 32GB internal …