Amazon is running a special for Amazon Prime members on select Android phones and the deals aren’t too shabby, but they do come with strings attached. Right now the deals are on the BLU R1 HD and the moto g4 and are currently $50 off their retail prices. We reviewed the BLU Vivo 5 and found the device to be outstanding. The moto g4 we have not handled but they have made some respectable devices. Check out the full press release below.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
AMAZON ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PRICING ONLY FOR PRIME MEMBERS ON NEWLY RELEASED, UNLOCKED ANDROID PHONES — UP TO 50% OFF THE FULL RETAIL PRICE, STARTING AT $49.99
The new BLU R1 HD is available to Prime members for just $49.99, featuring a beautiful 5″ HD display, quad-core processor, and 4G LTE speed
The new Moto G is available to Prime members for just $149.99, featuring a 5.5″ full HD display, an octa-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, and 4G LTE speed
Breakthrough pricing is supported by personalized offers and ads displayed on the phone’s lockscreen
Unlocked smartphones give Prime members the freedom and flexibility to choose the wireless carrier and service that best fit their needs
(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon Prime members can now take advantage of exclusive pricing–up to 50% off the full retail price–on a selection of newly released, fully featured, unlocked Android smartphones. The all-new BLU R1 HD is only $49.99 ($50.00 off its retail price of $99.99) and the new fourth-generation Motorola Moto G is $149.99 ($50.00 off its retail price of $199.99). Each phone is offered unlocked, with no commitment to a contract, giving Prime members the flexibility to switch between wireless carriers and service options to best fit their needs. The newly launched BLU R1 HD and Moto G are available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/prime-exclusive-phones.
The breakthrough pricing on unlocked smartphones is supported by personalized offers and ads, including deals and product recommendations, displayed on the phone’s lockscreen. When a customer sees an offer, they can tap to learn more about it or simply unlock their phone to dismiss.
“Customers love the freedom of unlocked phones–it’s the fastest growing category within cell phones on Amazon.com–so we set out to find a way to make them even more affordable for our Prime members,” said Laura Orvidas, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Amazon.com. “We currently offer low prices supported by lockscreen offers and ads on our Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, and they’ve been a hit–in fact, the vast majority of customers choose the lower-priced option. Now we’re lowering prices in a similar way on new, unlocked smartphones, working with two of our best-selling brands, BLU and Motorola.”
The BLU R1 HD and Moto G feature Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Google Mobile Services, including Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Play. A single sign-on experience provides Prime members easy access to their Prime benefits through the most popular Amazon apps, including tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, over one million songs and playlists with Prime Music, unlimited photo storage and backup with Prime Photos, one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First, FREE two-day shipping on millions of items, and more. Customers also get access to thousands of apps, games and in-app items that are 100% free with Amazon Underground, and can shop a personalized selection of Amazon’s daily deals right from a new home screen widget.
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