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Best Black Friday Samsung phone deals: expectations

Best Black Friday Samsung phone deals: expectations
Black Friday is an annual shopping event, and the biggest of them all. So it only makes sense that anyone looking to get Samsung's latest and greatest flagship phones for less would do so then. While Black Friday 2021 is long gone, we're now looking forward to Black Friday 2022, starting on November 25.

We'll have the best Black Friday deals on Samsung phones for you right here when the event starts, but until then, here's what kind of deals you can expect, based on what we saw last year.

What were the best Black Friday Samsung phone deals last year?

Samsung itself was first to drop some of the best Black Friday deals on its cutting edge foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3. Both were up to $600 off and more, especially with trade-in, and came with free earbuds from the Samsung store.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Good

  • Solid build and feel, stable hinge
  • Excellent screens in and out
  • Both displays are 120 Hz
  • Improved software experience for multitasking
  • Smooth performance
  • Good speakers

The Bad

  • Folded, the phone is awkwardly thick and tall
  • S Pen is a separate purchase, which means most will miss out
  • Still has visible crease

The carriers also had Black Friday deals on Samsung's foldables. For example, you could get the Z Fold 3 for $500 with a new T-Mobile line.

On Black Friday 2021, you could also get the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra for up to $600 off with eligible trade-in from several retailers. Best Buy directly took $250 off the T-Mobile version of the S21 Ultra with activation.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Good

  • The longest, cleanest zoom on a phone, and most versatile camera set
  • The best battery life in its class
  • Brightest display with the most granular adaptive refresh rate
  • Stylish Contour Cut design and richer variety of colors
  • Unique 12-bit color RAW capture at 108MP
  • S Pen stylus support
  • Next-gen Wi-fi 6E standard support

The Bad

  • Still big and bulky to carry and use, especially with an S Pen case on
  • $1200 gets you just 128GB, no charger, earbuds, or memory card slot
  • The new ultrasonic finger scanner is still comparatively slow
  • Softness in the main camera sample edges

At the Samsung store the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was also price dropped, plus AT&T gave it for $300 off with activation too.

And the super trendy Galaxy Z Flip 3 enjoyed plenty of Black Friday discounts last year. Even after the shopping event was over, that phone was still a solid $249 off with an instant $100 rebate and free Galaxy Buds 2 earbuds.

The Galaxy S21 series enjoyed some great discounts too, such as $250 off for the S21+ at BestBuy (with T-Mobile activation). We also saw a number of Galaxy S20 deals for those looking for an older and more affordable flagship options, so in 2022, we should expect the same. Last but not least, a large variety of midrange Galaxy A series of phones were also discounted.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

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Are Black Friday Samsung phone deals still available?

The last Black Friday is long behind us, and the upcoming 2022 one long ahead. But the good news is that we always see unrelated Samsung deals pop up every week through the year. You can check the latest ones below. In addition, if looking for Galaxy S21 deals in particular, check out:

Latest Samsung deals

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