The Note 9 is released on US carriers, we tracked the best deals and prices
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The 2018 Note 9
is being released today, packed with the newest and best, the cutting edge of commercially available hardware, as usual. For the first time, however, it has the battery capacity to match, and also comes with a bunch of innovative S Pen upgrades, like Bluetooth connectivity, so how many kidneys you need to sell to obtain one?
Don't fret about the Galaxy Note 9
pricing, as it's basically a few tens over the Note 8
, but offers so much more to early adopters. For anyone else willing to wait, the Note 8 also saw the fastest depreciation
of all major handsets, dropping to its current $500 tag
. That leaves hope for the future of the S Pen aficionado, but if you are bent on getting the latest and greatest, here's where you can grab one from in the US.
The Galaxy Note 9 will be available both directly from Samsung unlocked, or on carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Xfinity or Straight Talk Wireless. The 128GB model will cost $999.99, while the 512GB Galaxy Note 9 is $1249.99, and will be for sale from Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and other retailers. Without further ado, here are the best deals on the Note 9 for you early adopters:
Note 9 price and promos on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint
The Galaxy Note 5 started around $740, the ill-fated Note 7 was around $850; and then the Note 8 went for a heavy-hitting $950. So, does Galaxy Note 9 continue the upwards trend? Thankfully, it stops at $999, as even Apple learned the hard iPhone X way that this is the threshold not to be crossed lightheartedly, or your "mother of all upgrade waves" will have to be postponed for a later date. That $999 point for the 128GB Note 9 is still pretty high, but you are getting way more memory, battery, and S Pen than before, so somewhat palatable this day and age.
|Verizon ||BOGO deal on a new line|
|AT&T||BOGO deal on a new line (at least $65/month)|
|T-Mobile||50% off with eligible trade-in (Note 5, Galaxy S8 or later)|
|Sprint||50% off with Sprint Flex Lease|
Verizon just couldn't sit still and let T-Mobile take the deal glory, so it announced what may be the best BOGO deal
for an Android phone ever, considering that the Note 9 starts from $999.99. If you get one on 24 installments, you can get another one for free in the form of bill credits, and it only requires one new line of activation, how 'bout that?
What you need to do is purchase a Galaxy Note 9 from Verizon with an eligible plan on 24-month installments, and get an S9, S9+ or another Note 9 on the same bill The bad part is that you will also be paying Verizon's $30 activation fee, plus all taxes are due on both phones at the time of signing.
Should you cancel before the installment period ends, you are in for the remaining of the Note 9's $999.99 balance, too. The discounts will start arriving in the form of bill credits after up to three billing periods have passed, but it's still a great deal for an even greater handset, and on the largest network in America to boot.
Not for nothing, but AT&T also has a BOGO deal
on the Note 9. Wait, what? That's right, AT&T is offering the Note 9 online and in stores on Aug. 24 for $33.34 for 30 months on an AT&T Next installment plan, or $41.67/month for 24 months.
For a limited time, AT&T customers can also get a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S9 or S9+ for free when they buy another Note 9 from AT&T, basically, the same deal that Verizon is running, sweet!
The $1000 discount will be applied as monthly bill credits, including on the 512GB version, and is only valid with new lines on at least a $65/month postpaid plan, or adding a line to the account of existing customers.
T-Mobile was first among US carriers to announce a deal for the Note 9, and it is a 50% off... with a qualifying trade-in. Granted, it's also in the form of bill credits, but it's a start. You will basically get $500 off for anything Note 5 and up, and $250 for anything below, down to the Galaxy S5 Sport
(say wha?), so it's bot a bad way to get rid of something aging to snatch the 4000mAh battery of the Note 9.
Sprint is offering the Note 9 for 50% off, too, but with Sprint Flex Lease, which prices the device at $20.83 per month. The carrier is also offering Galaxy Forever so customers can upgrade to another Galaxy device after 12 Sprint Flex payments. No BOGOs here, but plenty of flex.
Best Note 9 deals from Walmart, Samsung, Best Buy, Costco, Sam's Club and Amazon
|Retailer||Note 9 deal|
|Walmart||$150 off the cash price|
|Best Buy ||$100 off the cash price|
|Sam's Club||$200 gift card|
|Costco||TYLT charging pack gift|
|Samsung||Free Duo Wireless Charger and a Note 9 cover of your choice + IconX 2018 buds for $99|
|Amazon||Free Wireless Charger Duo and a DeX Pad|
Walmart enters the Note 9 discount fray with a heavy-hitting $150 off the retail tag directly, no bill credits, gift cards, freebies or other shenanigans. The fine print is that the handset itself has to be purchased on installments, and the offer is valid on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint units, in-store only.
In addition to Verizon's BOGO deal, you can obtain extra $100 off directly from Best Buy, making it the proud bearer of the best deal on a Note 9 now and forever. With the second phone free, and a Benjamin off, you will essentially be snatching the best thing on Android at just $400, not bad for signing up your soul with America's largest carrier via Best Buy.
Things get even better if you activate via Sprint to take $200 off ($33.33/month over 24 months), while via AT&T takes just $50 off ($31.66/month over 30 months).In addition, you can get up to $450 for the eligible trade-ins below, as well as Samsung's free gifts that are next in line in our best Note 9 deals roundup.
While Costco is taking a pass on a good Note 9 deal this time, another membership discounter swooped in to take its place. Sam's Club will give you a $200 gift card to stack on top of whatever other promos you may take on Samsung's newest flagship. The deal is actually better than Best Buy's instant $200 off if you buy via Sprint, as Sprint doesn't have Verizon or AT&T's BOGO offers.
Thus, if you get, say, two Verizon Note 9's for the price of one, you can tack on the up to $299 worth of Samsung gifts, plus the $200 Sam's Club gift card, for essentially getting both phones at $500 that will be unaccounted for, pretty sweet one. The usual restrictions apply - you can't use the gift card to pay your membership fees or use it to slash the price of the Note 9 bill even further. Bummer, but there's plenty of other things to get at a discount at Sam's Club with two Benjamins.
Nothing beats free gifts, and when it comes to Samsung, it always sweetens the pot (or cushions the blow) for its flagship phone prices. The Note 9 is no exception, and Samsung just swapped one set of free pre-order gifts
for another, for those who get it from today onwards.
Initially, pre-order customers were eligible to receive one set of AKG Noise Cancelling headphones or a Fortnite Game Bundle, worth $150. The Note 9 buyers could also choose to receive both items for an additional $99 which makes the whole thing even sweeter.
Now, however, Note 9 buyers that snatch it directly from the link above, can pick Samsung's new Duo wireless charger
for free, plus a Note 9 cover of their choice. For extra $99, they could get those two, plus the 2018 IconX truly wireless earphones, which is basically half-off for the buds.
Costco isn't offering anything special with the Note 9 this time, save for its usual TYLT gift pack that includes a power bank and various cables or adapters. You can, however, get the BOGO deals of Verizon or AT&T through Costco, too, which will save you the carrier trip if you are shopping en masse in the warehouse anyway.
Amazon still offers its pre-order deal for the Note 9 which includes a free Wireless Charger Duo and a DeX Pad. Although the latter is not needed on a Note 9 that can connect to any external screen directly, you might want to outfit older Galaxies with it. If you get the Galaxy Watch or Gear S3, though, you'll make a good use out of the Wireless Charger Duo, as it can top up two devices at the same time.