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Amazon adds new Nokia, Moto, and Alcatel handsets to its ad-subsidized phone range

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Available for Prime members only — up to $80 off the price, but with ads permanently on your lockscreen

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If you’re not familiar with Amazon’s range of “Prime Exclusive Phones,” the deal is this: paying Prime subscribers can buy solid midrange handsets, unlocked, for a $30 to $50 discount. Amazon subsidizes this price by putting personalized ads on the lock screen. For some it’ll be worth it; for others, no way.

If you’re tempted, though, we’ve got some good news. Amazon is expanding its range of Prime Exclusive Phones, adding five new handsets from Nokia, Moto, and Alcatel. This brings the total number of phones available to 10, with a good range of options now up for grabs.

The new additions are as follows:

  • Nokia 6 ($179.99 down from $229.99), which is the largest of the three new handsets built by Nokia-owner HMD Global. It has a 5.5-inch HD display; Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 32GB of internal storage. It’s exclusive to Amazon, and compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile only.
  • Alcatel Idol 5S ($199.99 down from $279.99). It has a 5.2-inch HD display, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE, and is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, with Sprint and Verizon coming later this summer.
  • Alcatel A50 ($99.99 down from $149.99). The A50 has a 5.2-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. It’s only on AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • Alcatel A30 Plus ($79.99 down from $129.99). It has a 5.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage. On AT&T and T-Mobile, with Verizon access later this year.
  • Moto E4 ($99.99 down from $129.99). The E4 has a 5-inch 720p HD display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, and a 2,800mAh battery. It’s available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.