Amazon drops lock screen ads from its Prime Exclusive phones starting tomorrow
Future Amazon Prime Exclusive handsets will be available only to those who have signed up for membership to Prime, and will be sold unlocked. A single sign-in will allow users to log in to Amazon apps like Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Photos. But there will be a price to pay for the removal of the lock screen ads. Prices for the current lineup of Prime Exclusive handsets will rise by $20 starting tomorrow, according to multiple reports.
In a statement, Amazon said that it was removing the lock screen ads so that users of Prime Exclusive models can use current technologies to unlock their handsets. Amazon is referring to fingerprint scanners and newer facial recognition systems.
The current Amazon Prime Exclusive lineup includes:
- LG G6+-$499.99
- LG Q6-$229.99
- LG X Charge-$149.99
- Moto X4-$329.99
- Moto G5 Plus-$184.99
- Nokia 6-$179.99
- Moto E4-$99.99
Remember, the above prices are expected to rise by $20 starting tomorrow.