Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

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Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!
'tis the season to be the owner of a brand-new, shiny smartphone! Black Friday is upon us and, as it happens every year, we are about to get a chance to nab a ton of cool stuff at a fraction of their official price!

Of course, every retailer and every manufacturer out there runs their own Black Friday promos in order to get some shoppers through their own doors. It's very easy to get lost and overwhelmed by all the offers, spam emails, and billboards. So, as far as smartphones and accessories are concerned, we will be doing our best to sort through all of it for you!

Here are all the Black Friday deals worth looking forward to and pulling the trigger on!

Note: this post will be updated as more Black Friday smartphone deals become available through November, 2018

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Black Friday at Samsung


Samsung's own web store has a bunch of deals on phones, watches, TVs, and any of the other home appliances Samsung makes. Its deals on the Galaxy devices are separated in carrier categories and you will be getting a discount, no matter if you go for an unlocked device, or a carrier-bound one.

The deals are as follows:

Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+

(up to $300 off)

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

During the Black Friday sales, you will get the best deal on a Galaxy S9 if you go for the Sprint version — that'll be $420 for the phone! If you choose any other carrier, or go for an unlocked edition, it'll cost you $520, which is still $200 off its retail price. If you want to get the S9 with another carrier, but still pay just $420, check out Best Buy's deals below!

The Galaxy S9+  for Sprint will be $540, and $640 for unlocked, AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mo editions.

If you go for a Galaxy Note 9, you will still get the best deal out of the Sprint version, which'll cost $700. Going unlocked or getting it with another carrier will set you back $800.

Worth noting — you can still trade in your old device and get a bigger price slash. Eligible devices can be traded in for anything between $50 and $300, depending on what model you have.

Galaxy Tab S4

($100 off)

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Samsung's S Pen-toting Galaxy Tab S4 is not a bad tablet at all and is an OK deal starting at $650. During the Black Friday sales, you'll be able to nab it for $550, for the 64 GB variant, or $650 for the 256 GB edition. 

Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear Sport

($70 to $100 off)

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If you fancy a smartwatch from Samsung, Black Friday might be a good time to grab yourself a new one.

The newest smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch, will be discounted by $70. That means the 42 mm versions will sell for $260, while the 46 mm models will be $280. Unfortunately, if you choose to go for an LTE-capable Galaxy Watch, the discount is much smaller. The prices will be will be $350 for the 42 mm variant and $370 for the 46 mm model.

The Gear Sport and Gear S3 Frontier will both get a $100 price slash, bringing the price of the Sport down to $180, and the S3 Frontier to $200.

Gear Fit 2 Pro, Gear IconX

($50 off)

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The slim fitness tracker and in-ear, activity-tracking earbuds will both be discounted by $50. This brings the Gear Fit 2 Pro's price down to $150, and the Gear IconX to $130.

Fast Charge wireless chargers

($60 off on two-pack)

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Wireless charging is a definite convenience and fast charge is doubly so. Samsung will be selling two-packs of its fast-charging pucks for just $40, essentially letting you equip your work desk and bedside table with for $20 apiece.

Black Friday at Microsoft


Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Microsoft may have given up on smartphones, at least for the time being, but the company does still make and sell its Surface tablets — probably the most powerful hybrid devices, as they can rock laptop-grade hardware in a tablet-sized chassis. The more powerful Surface Pro models can even come with a fan inside — now that's industrial design tablet for you!

The company will be joining the Black Friday fray by slashing $260 off a Surface Pro 6 (Intel i5, 128 GB) plus a Type Cover case, bringing the price down to an $800. The lower-tier Surface Go tablet will see a smaller discount — down to a starting price of $350 from $400, no keyboard included.

Note: A little birdie told us that Best Buy might have the Surface Pro 6 for $600, but that'll probably be without the keyboard cover. We will keep an ear to the ground for more details on that.

Black Friday at Best Buy


Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Best Buy has had a history of offering some pretty great deals at Black Friday, so it should definitely be on your radar. The company emphasizes that its customers should download the Best Buy app and also get registered for a My Best Buy Rewards program, which will both speed up their digital checkout and also open up a reward points pool for them. Most Best Buy locations will open on Thanksgiving Thursday at 5 PM and close at 1 AM on Friday. Then, they will open up again at 8 AM on Friday to welcome all the deal hunters and shoppers.

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9

$200 - $300 off

Grab a Galaxy S9 from Best Buy on Black Friday and activate it with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, and you will get an instant $300 price deduction, making it a $420 flagship. If you activate an S9+, it'll be $540.

Alternatively, you can get a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ unlocked, but they will only be marked down by $200, which'll make their respective prices $520 and $640.

The same goes for the super-charged Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Activate it on one of the 3 carriers Best Buy works with and its price will drop to $700 for you. Or get it unlocked for $800.

Black Friday at Target


Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Target is the second largest department store chain in the US, full with all kinds of products to get. Of course, they have a wide selection of tech items and accessories, and — of course — there will be some competitive Black Friday deals to look forward to! Looks like Target chose to go the gift card route for the more premium items, but that's fine — you can use said gift cards to do some holiday shopping with and wrap up a few presents early! Target stores will open at 5 PM on Thanksgiving until 1 AM on Friday, November 23rd. Doors open again at 7 AM on the same day — Friday, 23rd. New mobile services will allow you to find an on-foot Target assistant anywhere in the store and check out without lining up at the cash register.

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

$250 Target gift card

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Target's deal on the highly-desirable (and expensive) Apple iPhones is not an outright deduction of price, but you will get a $250 gift card for the shop with a "qualified" Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T activation. Hey, the XS doesn't look so daunting when its price is effectively dropped to $750 and you can use that $250 towards some holiday gifts, which you will inevitably have to buy anyway.

If you choose to go for last year's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X you will only get a $150 gift card as a consolation prize.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

$300 Target gift card

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Hey, Apple is not the only one getting some Target love! Samsung's top-of-the-line Galaxy Note 9 will also net you a rather hefty gift card to use with the store. Buy a Note 9, activate it with Verizon or AT&T, and you get $300 to spend on anything Target has to sell.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

$200 Target gift card

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

More deals from Target — Google's own "pure Android" phones will also be getting the gift card treatment. Buy a Pixel 3 (starting at $799) or Pixel 3 XL (starting at $899) for Verizon and you get a $200 Target gift card. Yeah, not as generous, but hey — $600 for a Pixel 3 phone is not too shabby at all!

Samsung Galaxy Watch

$50 off

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

You can pair your fancy new Galaxy smartphone with Samsung's new Galaxy Watch (successor to the Gear S3) in the 42 mm shell. Target will be marking it down by $50, lowering its price from $330 to $280.

Black Friday at Walmart


Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

The biggest department store chain in the US promises us "the best Black Friday yet". Walmart's Black Friday deals will kick off at 10 PM on Wednesday, the 21st of November. On Thursday, the 22nd, there will be a party set up for Walmart customers, taking place between 4 PM and 6 PM. At 6 PM, Walmart's own mobile app will get updated with Black Friday maps and a "checkout" feature, which will help you find a Walmart worker anywhere in the store to checkout with,instead of lining up for the cash register. 

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X

$400 Walmart gift card

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

If you've decided to save some money by buying last year's iPhones, instead of the newly-announced XS or XR devices, Walmart has a super-sweet deal for you! Buy one of the 2017 iPhones at Walmart and activate it on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, and you get a $400 gift card to use in the store! Now, that will fill a lot of stockings this Christmas.

iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR

$300 Walmart gift card

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Want to get the latest models, even if it's a bit more expensive? No trouble — Walmart will get you a gift card as well. Again, you need to activate a service on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint with your purchase and you will get a $300 bonus to spend in the store. Not as lucrative as $400, but certainly a good amount of money still!

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 9

$300 Walmart gift card

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Want to grab yourself an Infinity Display jewel of technology? No worries, Walmart will have deals on those as well! This goes for last year's flagships — the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ — as well as this year's top-tier Sammy phones — the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9. Interestingly enough, there's no mention of the Galaxy Note 8, so what's up with that?

In any case, activate your purchase on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, and you get a $300 gift card to spend at Walmart!

Various deals across the Web


Apple iPad 9.7-inch

$249.99 ($80 off)

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Costco will be selling the "budget" iPad at an $80 discount. Apple's latest non-Pro slate still supports the (old gen) Apple Pencil and was marketed as a mobile device for students. Not a student? No problem — it's still a full-blown Apple tablet, sans the quad speaker setup, Smart Keyboard support, and anti-glimmer display coating.

However, it's fast and powerful, has great battery life, and will surely be updated for years to come. Compared to any other tablet in the market, this is a steal of a deal!

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch

$524.99 ($125 off) at Best Buy

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Apple still sells the last-generation iPad Pro 10.5-inch with its home button, Touch ID, and headphone jack intact. Its price is usually $649.99, but Best Buy will be pushing it at $125 off during the Black Friday sales. At that price, you get support for the old-gen Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, a hardware that's still quite adequate and powerful, the latest iOS update for years to come, quad speaker setup, and anti-glare coating on the screen. For those looking for a more serious tablet experience, this is a pretty good buy.

Apple Watch Series 3

$229 - $259 ($50 off) at Best Buy

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Yeah, the Apple Watch Series 4 is out and it's cool, but it's a bit costly. If you just got yourself a brand-new iPhone XS, you may be looking for a timepiece that's not going to cost the arm you intend to put it on. Take a look at a Series 3 Watch! They are still not too bad, and it seems they are about to get a $50 slash at a lot of retailers.

Here, we have Best Buy's brochure, listing a 42 mm Apple Watch Series 3 at $259 and a 38 mm version at $229 during the holiday sales. Not too shabby!

Google Home Hub, Speaker, and Mini

$99 ($50 off) | $79 ($50 off) | $25 ($25 off)

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Google's Home speakers have quickly become extremely popular among tech enthusiasts. And no wonder — they pack Google's extremely effective Assistant (or, at least it's way ahead of the competition) and are pretty affordable. Don't want to splurge $130 on a Google Home? The Home Mini comes at $50. That's if Google is not driving around in a donut van, giving them away for free.

Smart speaker users quickly upgrade to having 2 or 3 in their home, equipping every room with the AI assistant. If you want to take that step, Black Friday is a good time of the year to do so. At Target and Kohl's (and probably other places, stay tuned), Google's Home Hub (speaker with display) and vase-sized Home speaker will be $50 off, selling for $99 and $79, respectively. The Mini will be $25 off, meaning it'll cost just $25.

Mujjo cases and sleeves

25% off on all articles

Black Friday deals: Apple, Samsung, Google, Target, Walmart, Costco, and more incoming!

Case maker Mujjo is known for its collection of premium leather protection cases for the iPhone, Galaxy S series, as well as MacBooks, Surface laptops, and iPads. The company will have a portfolio-wide discount between the 22nd and 26th of November on its own e-store Mujjo.com. In order to get the discount, you need to use coupon code #25off, so don't forget it!

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