Students and teachers can snag a discount on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 line
This past week, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. The former starts at $949.99 and the latter at $1,099.99. The Note 10 has 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage while the Note 10+ has 12GB of memory and also offers 256GB of storage (for an additional $100 you can bump the storage on the Note 10+ to 512GB). So there is no denying that purchasing one of Sammy's latest and greatest phones requires the buyer to dig deep into his or her pockets. Yes, there are various trade-in plans (Samsung will give you up to $600 for a qualified trade) and the U.S. carriers have their promotions, many of which have a catch tied to them.
So there is no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to buying one of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 phones. Or is there? It doesn't sound like much, but if you are a student or a teacher and buy your new Note through Samsung, you can save 7.5% on the price of the handset. After computing the discount under the company's Student & Educator Discount Program, the Galaxy Note 10 drops to $878.74 for a savings of $71.25. The same discount applied to the 256GB and 512GB Galaxy Note 10+ results in a price cut of $82.50 ($1,017.49) and $90 ($1,109.99), respectively.
To qualify for the Student & Educator Discount Program you need a school email address
Samsung is also rewarding Note 10 buyers with a $100 gift card and those picking up a Note 10+ will receive a $150 gift card. So technically, the manufacturer is funding those who are willing to pay the extra $100 to move up to the 512GB version of the larger model and it leaves $50 for a case or another accessory. Those who pre-order one of the new handsets will also receive a 6 month Spotify Premium trial, and four months of YouTube Premium.
Qualifying for the Student & Educator discount is pretty simple. All you need is a qualifying school email address, which is relayed to Samsung on the manufacturer's special webpage found right here. The program started earlier this year with an 8% discount on the Galaxy S10 line. And if you do qualify, it doesn't cost anything to join the program which discounts Samsung products by as much as 30%.
The Galaxy Note 10 is equipped with a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display sporting a resolution of 1080 x 2280; that works out to a tall and thin 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, you'll find Qualcomm's current top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform in the states while the just introduced Exynos 9825 powers the device elsewhere. The triple camera setup in back includes a 12MP variable aperture (F1.5/F2.4) camera, a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, and a 16MP Ultra-wide camera. In front is the punch-hole 10MP selfie snapper. The phone comes with an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and with an IP68 rating, the device is impervious to dust. It also can be submerged in nearly 5 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes. Wireless PowerShare allows the back of the phone to be used as a wireless charging pad to power up the Samsung Galaxy Buds or a compatible phone. A 3500mAh battery keeps the Galaxy Note 10's lights on and when you need to plug into an outlet, the phone supports 25W charging. The latest iteration of the S Pen is included in the box.
The Galaxy Note 10+ has a larger 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display carrying a 1440 x 3040 resolution. This model has the same three rear-facing cameras that are found on its smaller sibling but adds a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor for an improved bokeh effect on portraits. With the bigger screen comes a larger 4300mAh battery and support for 45W charging. Keep in mind that the charging adapter that comes out of the box on both models is 25W. That simply means that if you want to experience the fastest charging available on the Note 10+, you'll have to buy the optional 45W charging brick from Samsung.