Leaked Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) renders reveal what's next for Samsung's cheap phones


Samsung is no longer launching as many smartphone models
yearly as it did some time ago, but the company is still offering handsets for
all budgets. And we don’t think this will change anytime soon.

 

While working on high-end phones like the Galaxy S9, or on
mid-range models like the Galaxy A (2018) series, Samsung is also getting ready
to release new low-end handsets. One of the company’s upcoming low-end phones should
be the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018).

 

Thanks to a set of leaked renders, we can already take a
look at the design of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). According to …


Flagship on the cheap: LG G6 now available at discount from Amazon Prime

This year, the Amazon Prime program stirred a bit of controversy as it slowly gained popularity and came to the public eye. Basically, it goes like this — you can get a brand-new smartphone for a pretty good discount, but the device’s lock screen will feed you Amazon Prime ads every time you light it up. A lot of people despised the idea of “selling out” their lockscreen for a discount, but plenty enjoy the opportunity. And, to clear things up, you can pay an extra $50 down the line and have the ads removed from your phone.

Thus far, the Prime program only had midrangers …

Blu S1 launches as a cheap OnePlus 5 wannabe, works on Sprint


Miami-based Blu is known for selling decent smartphones at
affordable prices, and perhaps also for its not-too-original designs. The
company’s newest handset, the Blu S1, is definitely an example of unoriginality,
as it looks way too much like a OnePlus 5. Of course, the OnePlus 5 itself
borrowed design elements (including rear antenna lines) from Apple’s iPhone 7, so
we could say that the Blu S1 is copying a phone that copied another phone. Oh
well.   

 

There is one thing that’s certainly designed differently on the Blu S1
– the rear camera. Unlike on the OnePlus 5, the main …

The cheap Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker may be introduced alongside Nokia 2

There are many rumors running around regarding HMD’s plans for the remaining of the year. Many expect the Finnish company to announce at least one more Android smartphone, probably the Nokia 2.

The budget-friendly smartphone is said to go official alongside one more Nokia-branded device, which we thought it would be the Nokia 7 or Nokia 9. However, Finnish media claims HMD will introduce a mere wireless speaker together with the Nokia 2.

The unannounced Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker is said to cost €30-€40 and should be available for purchase by the end of …

Want to fast-charge your iPhone 8 on the cheap? Here are 5 compatible USB-PD adapters

While Apple’s new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have fast charging circuitry built in, they ship with regular chargers that take more than two hours to top up an iPhone 8, for example. Apple does offer a fast 29W USB-C Power Adapter that will load your iPhone 50% in 30 minutes flat, but that one will cost you $49 extra.

Still, Apple does give you other options, as it lists on its official support pages that the fast-charging functionality of the new iPhones is certainly accessible by plugging in certain third-party USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) adapters, …

Nokia 2 leaks out in all its (cheap) glory


HMD Global may not want to confirm the existence of
the Nokia 2 yet, but the handset has already been approved by the FCC, which even
shared some rather dull photos of it. Today, thanks to Evan Blass (aka
@evleaks), we can take a look at what appear to be official Nokia 2 renders.

 

The upcoming handset is presented in two color variants –
black and white/silver. It has a pretty generic design, with one notable change
(when compared to the other Nokia smartphones introduced this year): there are
no capacitive buttons on the Nokia 2, which means we’re getting virtual
navigation keys. …

Cheap LG K20 now available on AT&T

AT&T recently started selling the LG K20, a new smartphone that offers decent features without costing more than $120. Customers can buy the handset for $119.99 outright, or $4.00 per month with a 30-month installment agreement.

Resembling the LG K20 Plus (available on T-Mobile and MetroPCS) and the K20 V (sold by Verizon), AT&T’s LG K20 sports a 5.3-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. The smartphone further offers a fingerprint scanner, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, 8 MP …

Cheap Coolpad Splatter is the newest unlocked Android Nougat phone released in the US

Coolpad, which you may know as the maker of various affordable smartphones sold via T-Mobile, this week released a new Android handset that’s being offered unlocked in the US. Called Coolpad Splatter, the new phone can be bought from Amazon for $139.99.

The Coolpad Splatter doesn’t seem to have any particular strengths, other than being a cheap, decent handset. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor aided by 2 GB of RAM. On the back, the device has an 8 MP camera with LED flash, while the front hosts a …

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime lands at T-Mobile and MetroPCS as a cheap Nougat phone

T-Mobile and MetroPCS this week released a new and affordable Android smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J3 Prime.

The J3 Prime appears to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched earlier this year via Sprint and its prepaid brands). However, the handset offered by T-Mobile and MetroPCS has a couple of advantages over Sprint’s J3 Emerge: it’s cheaper, and runs Android 7 Nougat (instead of Android Marshmallow).

If you’re buying the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime from T-Mobile, you can get it for $150 outright, or $6 per month (for $24 months) and $6 upfront. At MetroPCS, the new phone …

Moto G4 Play price slashed to just $100, making it one of the best cheap phones you can buy in the U.S.

When we look at phones, we have the most discussed first: the Galaxy S8 and iPhone, retailing for an average of $700 or more, we also have mid range phones like the Moto Z and OnePlus 3T retailing for $450 to $500, and we have affordable phones like the Moto G5 for $250.
But what if you do not want to spend that kind of money on a phone? In 2017, there is a way to buy a decent smartphone for even $100.
We are talking about the Moto G4 Play, a $150 device that just saw its price slashed by $50, down to a full retail …