If you are in the market for an cheap smartphone, there are plenty to choose from, although it may not seem like it, since the most premium device receive most of our attention. However, basically all manufacturers have a model or two aimed at less demanding customers. In fact, many companies specialize in launching phones made with budget-conscious users in mind, like iNew. The Chinese smartphone just unveiled a new handset – the iNew U9 which is a 6-inch phablet that cost less than $100.
Over the last couple of years technology moved forward so much that today’s smartphone come with such specs and features that you wouldn’t even dream about in the past. Basically all flagship phones have fingerprint scanners, many are waterproof and extra durable, some offer modular design and others have screens that wrap around the edges. What else can be done to make a smartphone stand out in the crowd and attract lots of customers? Vivo appears to have a certain idea. The Chinese company is teasing a new smartphone that looks totally transparent.
LG may not launch as many smartphones per year as Samsung, but there’s certainly no shortage of LG-branded handsets. The company’s signature G-series of premium devices dates back to 2012 and each generation comes in several variants. There’s also the relatively new V lineup which also includes high-end and therefore pretty expensive phones. LG, however, takes care of all its customers so don’t worry if you can’t afford to pay a small fortune for a smartphone. If you’re looking for a more affordable device you can pick a member of the K family which includes five models – K4, K5, K7, K8 and K10. Starting today Verizon also offers the LG K8 V – its very own CDMA GSM variant of the K8.
While thousands of users and experts are still marveling at the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Korean smartphone maker is wrapping up works on its next premium device, the Galaxy Note 6. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ successor might be coming to the market in July and, as it usually happens in the months proceeding an announcement, the details regarding the device’s specs are leaking left, right and center. Here’s what you can expect from the best phablet in the galaxy, according to the latest rumors.
Earlier this week the premium sector smartphones gained a new member, the HTC 10, and Sprint, just like other networks, is getting ready to release the flagship device. On the other hand, the carrier’s prepaid subsidiaries, Boost and Virgin Mobile, are about to launch three new affordable phones as well. The trio, which will be aimed at mid tier customers, includes the Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7.
Throwing in free gadgets to encourage customers to buy a smartphone or service or switch networks is a very common practice among carriers. In most cases, however, these gadgets are rather small in size and value. In best case scenario users can receive another smartphone or tablet, but usually the freebie is much less impressive, for example a spare battery, a charging cradle, microSD card, etc. Not if you want to buy a phone from AT&T, though. The carrier is going big and tomorrow will start a promotion that could get you a new TV for free.
This is not a secret that BOGO deals are a great way to move more units of phones that don’t sell well, but as far as recent models are concerned, such promotions are not very common. Or at least they weren’t in the past. Only a few days ago we brought you news about a BOGO deal on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and today another such promotion went live. This time round AT&T kicked off LG G5 Buy One Get One Free sale. Moreover, the carrier began accepting pre-orders on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.
For a long time Apple was criticized for not keeping up with the latest trends. When the whole world kept increasing smartphones’ screen size, the Cupertino company was stuck with 4-inch displays. Finally, a couple of years ago something changed and the first iPhone with a screen size close to today’s standards was launched. It seems, however, that Apple hasn’t given up on smaller displays. The company just unveiled the iPhone SE offering iPhone 6S features but in a compact size.
If you are a smart technology enthusiast, there’s probably no greater pleasure than unboxing a new smartphone, especially if it’s the device of your dreams. Wait! Actually, there is. It’s when together with the handset you get some cool freebies. Last month at MWC a bunch of awesome smartphones were announced and a number of them are offered with a little surprise. Here are the best deals on phones that come bundled with free accessories.