Samsung gives the owner of a mint condition LG K8 $25 for its Galaxy S8/S8+ trade-in deal

This past week we told you about a couple of Samsung sponsored deals that that did not live up to their promise. We mentioned how one BOGO participant purchased a Samsung Galaxy S8+ for full price and was supposed to get a free Samsung Galaxy S8 within 1 to 3 business days. Instead, the second free model has been placed on back order. With the other deal, Samsung promised a $200 credit toward the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ to anyone trading in a phone in working condition.

Some taking advantage of this deal said that Samsung was refusing to give some consumers …


Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG K8 V

LG and Verizon have teamed up to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to another mid-range smartphone, the K8 V. The handset made its debut at the Big Red last year, but it still ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

Today, Verizon announced that software update VS50020a will bring all LG K8 V smartphones up to date. The carrier also mentioned the update contains a newer security patch, but it’s not yet clear which one is it.

Verizon’s support page confirms some of the major improvements and new features included in the update such as multi-window support, new themes, a new version of …

Deal: Buy the LG G6 and get a free LG K8 (2017) in some European markets

As we noted earlier today, LG has begun to roll its new G6 smartphone out to consumers across Europe and in some markets, the company is throwing in its mid-range K8 for good measure. In Spain, Germany and Romania, some buyers of the LG G6 will also receive the LG K8 (2017), which could potentially be passed on as a gift or used as a backup handset. 

In terms of specs, the K8 (2017) is Bush League compared to its flagship cousin. There’s a 5.0-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1.5 gigs of RAM …

The affordable LG K8 2017 could arrive at Verizon soon

One of the cheapest Nougat-powered smartphones, the LG K8 2017 made its debut in the United States early this year at T-Mobile, but under a different name (LG Aristo). Last week, another US-based carrier, U.S. Cellular announced it would offer the LG K8 2017.

It appears that the LG K8 2017 will soon make its debut at Verizon as well. The smartphone has been recently spotted at the official Bluetooth SIG member website where it’s been granted the needed certification.

The phone was listed at Bluetooth SIG with its model number, LG-VS501, a clear indication …

The LG K8 2017 is US Cellular's first cheap Android Nougat phone

US Cellular recently started selling the LG K8 2017, a very affordable handset that comes to replace the K8 2016.

Previously released via T-Mobile and MetroPCS under the name LG Aristo, the LG K8 2017 can be purchased from US Cellular for just $49.99 on prepay (after a $100 online discount), or for $5 per month over 30 months. As you’d imagine, this is not exactly a powerful smartphone, but, at this price level, you shouldn’t expect it to be anyway.

The K8 2017 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and runs Android 7 Nougat out of the box, being US Cellular’s second Nougat …