Meizu Note 9 joins the 48MP camera fray at $209
It’s a tough market for phones with 48-megapixel cameras out there. So many of them to go around in a short time. Meizu’s got its own twists and turns.
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 210 round HMD’s MWC
The Nokia 9 PureView gave us a clear look at a true flagship from HMD Global, but the Nokia 4.2 and others represent its roots.
Entire Alcatel line-up of MWC 2019 budget phones leaked
Alcatel has had six of its budget phones leak out, specs and all. And we’re about to learn more from the company about its smartphones at MWC 2019.
LG K40, K50 and Q60 set for MWC 2019
Not exactly flagship salivation as with the G8 or V50, but there are three new mid-range Android phones from LG coming to Barcelona next week.
ZTE makes it back to a carrier with the $99 Visible R2
ZTE has had a long and rough patch dealing with an imports ban, but it has notched its first US carrier partnership since with the R2.
Nokia 1 Plus specs leaked
It looks like a sequel to Nokia’s most basic Android phone may be coming our way, perhaps in time for MWC 2019.
Redmi is transformed by Xiaomi into a new independent brand
Redmi and Xiaomi are parting ways as two “independent” brands so that the first one can focus more on budget-friendly smartphones
BLU Vivo Go is a burner Android Pie phone at $80
It’s an $80 phone with lightweight Android, a big screen, two cameras and a fingerprint sensor. Not much else you can ask for at that price.
Metro by T-Mobile to pick up Alcatel 1X Evolve, price to be revealed
The Alcatel 1X came on T-Mobile and left behind its original Android Go nature. The Alcatel 1X Evolve steps it up a tad on Metro by T-Mobile.
Galaxy M10 could be leading step in a new budget line
Geekbench runs show that it’s running with an older 32-bit chipset and fairly baseline specs for what may be part of a $200 smartphone series.
Honor 10 Lite out in China and it’s got some catches
Huawei’s youth-targeting brand is offering a $200 phone in China that has timely aspects in 2018 and some not so timely features.
Two new ZTE Blade Max phones and they can work on all the networks
The Blade Max View works on Verizon while the Blade Max 2s works on Sprint. Both of them also go on GSM networks, too. And they provide value under $200.
Spotify Lite is a playlist-only, streaming-only app
Why doesn’t it allow downloads? It would make sense for people who are on tight data plans. In any case, it’s in testing right now.
UNREAL Mobile exploits Sprint/T-Mobile merger to offer unlimited data at $15 per month
Prepaid operators are concerned about wholesale data prices from the big players going up with the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. FreedomPop wants to poke a hole in that fear.
Indonesia gets super-light ASUS ZenFone Live L1
There’s a standard version with 2GB of RAM and then there’s an Android Go version — compact, cleaner and snappy. And all of this for about $100.
iPhone SE 2 wannabe
iPhone SE 2 or Chinese Android iPhone X copy? Video shows it off
What does it look like to you? Maybe it could be the real iPhone X. Why are we even paying a shred of attention to this anyways?
Xiaomi Mi 5X could be taken to India as Android One phone “Xiaomi A1”
Could the “Xiaomi A1” bring a Chinese manufacturer closer to its Indian customers? An Indonesian outlet claims to have a scoop.
BLU phones still send all of your data to Chinese servers [UPDATE]
It is worse since November. The process is hidden better and can encompass everything about your phone from your location to what apps you install.
Reliance Jio’s new 4G JioPhone is almost free
And if you’re able to return the phone after three years, then it becomes totally free. Plans are pretty affordable, too, especially for rural lands.
ZTE also makes tablets: Grand X View 2 hits Canada July 12
Bell will presumably carry it with LTE connectivity. Nearly every specification has been downgraded from last year’s original Grand X View.
ZTE Max XL goes postpaid on Boost Mobile’s parent, Sprint
The transition from prepaid to postpaid adds a few dollars to the process: at Boost, the Max XL costs $130 while Sprint is charging $192.
LG X500 out as the X power2 for Korea
Sales start Friday at the major carriers for this phone with a huge battery, a low price tag and a name different to the global branding.
Verizon takes in LG K20 V, Samsung Galaxy J7 V
Two new Verizon budget phones have landed. The Galaxy J7 V represents an awaited arrival while the LG K20 V is the favored child.
TCL turns on the bright lights for the Alcatel A5 LED at MWC 2017
It’s a clear, shining star for Alcatel’s mid-ranger trio in Barcelona this year. the Alcatel U5 and A3 trade spec blows for affordability.
This $49 NuVision Windows 10 Tablet is actually pretty good
$49 for an 8″ Windows 10 tablet that runs full desktop programs seems too good to be true, but it turns out NuVision’s 8″ tablet PC isn’t bad at all.