Amazon has removed the lock screen ads that were part of the Prime Exclusive phones. The online retailer announced that starting on February 7, the lock screen ads would no longer be seen on the phones.
The new devices will no longer have them while the devices bought before the removal will receive an update so they can be removed. The Prime Exclusive phones program launched back in 2016 with two phones, the BLU R1 HD and Moto G4.
Prime Exclusive Phones and Price
The program offers phones at a much lower price, with the only difference being that they come with Amazon’s preinstalled apps and lock screen ads. The online retailer has expanded the Prime Exclusive lineup in recent months, with all offering the lower prices. Amazon also gave customers the option to make an additional payment and get rid of the lock screen ads.
The removal of the lock screen ads is not bad news at all, we can say the deal is as good or even better than before. The online retailer will continue to offer the phones at much lower prices but they will cost a little more this time. According to reports, the online retailer will increase the price of the phones by $20.
No More Lock Screen Ads
Amazon explained that the removal has been done to make things easier for the facial recognition technology and the fingerprint sensors. Before the update, the lock screen ads were taking up all of the lock screen. The removal also means that customers will be able to customize their wallpaper.
The Prime Exclusive phones lineup currently offers phones such as the Moto X4, Moto G5 Plus, LG G6 and LG Q6.
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