Budget-friendly ZTE Blade V9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018 before launching in the US

ZTE Blade V9 is kind of an elusive device having already missed launch window early this year. The budget-friendly Android smartphone was supposed to be unveiled in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, but for some reason, ZTE has decided to delay the announcement.

It appears that sources familiar with ZTE’s plans claim that Blade V9 will finally be introduced later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 trade fair.

Why is the ZTE Blade V9 so important? Well, this could become the cheapest Android smartphone in the US to feature an 18:9 display. Since ZTE inadvertently …


Budget-friendly LG Zone 4 for Verizon has been certified in the US

Verizon plans to launch a sequel to LG’s entry-level Optimus-branded smartphones: Optimus Zone 2 and Optimus Zone 3. However, according to Evan Blass, the new handset will drop the “Optimus” moniker in favor of a shorter naming scheme – LG Zone 4.

We’ve learned about the LG Zone 4 two weeks ago, and the fact that it should be launched at Verizon very soon. Customers waiting for a budget-friendly Android smartphone will be happy to know that LG Zone 4 is very close to its debut.

The smartphone has been recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), …

Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) spotted again, launch seems imminent

It appears that Samsung has another entry-level Android tablet in the pipeline, a sequel to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is likely to make its debut very soon. The so-called Galaxy Tab A (2017) was spotted for the first time about two months ago.

Earlier this week, the slab appeared at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body, so an announcement looks imminent. The tablet is listed with model number SM-T385C, but TENAA doesn’t reveal any information about its specs.

However, a previous report suggests the Galaxy Tab A (2017) sports an 8-inch display with 1200 x 800 pixels resolution, as …

T-Mobile to launch its own REVVL T1 budget-friendly smartphone on August 10

The first report about T-Mobile’s affordable smartphone packing premium features, the REVVL T1, surfaced back in May. As we’re getting closer to Android O’s release and the unveil of iconic new devices like Nokia 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, T-Mobile plans to introduce its own budget-friendly smartphone.

Although the Uncarrier has yet to unveil the device, an official document reveals the REVVL T1 will be launched at T-Mobile on August 10. The smartphone will be available for $0 down and $7 per month with JUMP On Demand, but only for a limited time.

Besides …

Got only $100 for a smartphone? ZTE introduces the Blade Spark, the budget-friendly midranger

ZTE is no stranger to the budget-oriented market as it often sets an aggressive pricing on their phones, putting it well inside the bargain range. Today, the company has announced its newest lower-tier phone — an AT&T exclusive, which will set you back only $100. Is it worth it?

The handset in question is a part of the Blade family and is called ZTE Blade Spark. With its rather light price-tag, its specs are justifiably low-tier — a quad-core, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage (7 GB available to user) expandable via microSD. The display is rather …

Budget-friendly Moto C and Moto C Plus officially introduced, prices start at €89

Motorola has just taken the wraps off their new entry-level Android smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both devices were rumored for a couple of weeks now, so if you’ve been following our reports than you already know quite a bit about them.

Still, since they have just been made official, let’s take a look at what’s under their hood. First off, both smartphones ship with Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The Moto C packs a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor, whereas the Moto C Plus has a slightly more powerful 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 CPU …

Budget-friendly Alcatel A30 tablet headed to T-Mobile next month

A few weeks ago, we got to learn about Alcatel’s latest attempt at proving cheap doesn’t equal “compromised.” This is the $99 A30 phone, running Android Nougat on a modest spec sheet that covers all the essentials of use. While everyone else seems to have forgotten Android tablets, Alcatel has found enough reasoning to develop a new one – and unlike some of its past attempts, the A30 tablet probably won’t be half-bad.

Looking like a Jumbo-sized version of the A30 phone, the tab runs Android Nougat on an 8-inch display of 800 x 1200 resolution. It features the exact …