In the market for a new phone, and also happen to be an Amazon Prime member? We have some good news.
The Web giant just added another handset to its lineup of affordable unlocked phones for Prime members: the Moto G Play. Prime members can now get the handset for $99.99, or $50 off the retail price.
The 4G LTE handset features a 5-inch 720p HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, and is compatible with all major US carriers. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Google mobile services (like Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Play); other features include an 8MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front shooter, and 16GB of internal storage (plus microSD card support for up to 128GB of additional storage).
The new offer comes after Amazon in late June first launched unlocked Android smartphones with exclusive pricing for Prime members. People seem to be digging the offer: Since the BLU R1 HD and Moto G launched, the handsets have outsold all other unlocked smartphones on Amazon, the company said.
Now, Prime members will have another option to choose from with the Moto G Play. It's available for pre-order today, and is slated to ship on Sept. 15.
The phone is unlocked, meaning you're not getting stuck in a service contract, but there is a catch: As a trade-off for the $50 discount, buyers will have to contend with personalized offers and ads displayed on the phone's lockscreen—a tactic Amazon uses with its Kindle e-readers. Tap to learn more about an offer you like or simply unlock the phone to dismiss.
A full-price version of the handset without ads is also available on Amazon for Prime and non-Prime members.
"Unlocked phones are the fastest growing category within cell phones on Amazon—and now our Prime exclusive phones are two of our best-selling unlocked phones," Amazon.com Vice President of Consumer Electronics Laura Orvidas said in a statement. "The BLU R1 HD and 4th Generation Moto G are also among our highest rated phones at 4.2 stars—we've been thrilled by the response from customers. Now we're excited to bring another fully featured Android smartphone to the Prime exclusive lineup"