Cheap phone lock screens may soon be covered in ads – this sounds awful

The best cheap phones in 2022 offer solid options for anyone who doesn’t want to spend $800 or more on a phone, but there are some tradeoffs and there could be another one soon.

According to a report from TechCrunch, we could see budget phones launching in the US with ads on their lock screens before the end of the year due to a deal between wireless carriers and Glance, a mobile ad company that has struck similar deals in India and other markets in the past ( via Gizmodo).

What do these lock screen ads look like?