Students and teachers can snag a discount on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 line

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.

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh
Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Gottaluvnewtech28

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 20, 2019

I have an employee discount with Samsung. The price jumps up to $1067 for Note10+ after I put in my S10+ for $600 trade in. Super weird. Anybody else run into that?

3. Alcyone

Posts: 584; Member since: May 10, 2018

No. I've tried with my corporate discount and with the $600 trade, it drops the price of the 256gb note 10+ to $462.49. Have you tried to log out and back in? I've also noticed the shopsamsung app sucks, i suggest the desktop website. Good luck.

6. Gottaluvnewtech28

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 20, 2019

Sorry I wasn't clear. The overall price is $1017 w/discount before trade-in. Then after I put the trade-in the overall raises up to $1062. I see the amount your talking about. If you look to the right of that there is a crossed out price of $1144.99 for the 256GB Note10+. So once you put the trade in it effectively raises the price $50. I wish I could include a screenshot.

7. Alcyone

Posts: 584; Member since: May 10, 2018

I see what you mean, and sure enough it does go up $50. I carted a S9+ trade in and that too increased the price. Only by $27 though. Curious as to if that is a processing fee of some sort.

2. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Don't forget to use Ebates as well. It will score you another $50 or so on top of the student discount/trade in.

4. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Why don’t they sell this for $600 and be dine with it. Beside other android phones with best spec than this cost less and sales are really good. And there’s no need for Samsung to bundle this with watch, tablet or other freebies. This isn’t an iphone that people perceive premium. All android are the same, good for a year but very bad after sales. This Note 10 doesn’t have an innovation, purely gimmicks with s pen.

5. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

As if you care. There are a lot of people who don't want to be force fed 1 company's closed ecosystem and generally outdated feature set. Sounds like you're great with that, so have at it. Leave the rest of the tech world to others.

8. Alcyone

Posts: 584; Member since: May 10, 2018

Yeah, Samsung really dropped the ball on this one. All the new features and abilities are just a gimmick. Cause, after all, its not first on an iphone, therefore it must not be innovative. Drop Samsungs features on an iphone, and your mom will need to up allowance so you can afford it.

9. oldskool50 unregistered

There isnt a Android phone with better specs. It is the most powerful phone you can buy. Period. Show me an Iohine with 12GB of ram and. 3k display forn$1000. Oh that's right you cant. Please shut-up. Every time you open your mouth, I am completely ashamed that we are even the same species.

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