Best Buy lists LG G8 ThinQ at $0 with AT&T installments, Sprint customers also get big discounts
For the first time ever, LG doesn't appear to be positioning a G-series phone against Samsung's top-shelf new Galaxy S configuration, as the G8 ThinQ goes after the S10e rather than the S10+, with a V50 ThinQ also decidedly on the horizon. As such, the LG G8 ThinQ is now up for pre-order in the US with pretty sweet introductory discounts of $150... and up.
Technically, the notched 6.1-incher is priced at $850 in a 128GB variant, but as promised by LG yesterday, early adopters can get the Snapdragon 855 bad boy for as little as $699.99 unlocked from B&H Photo Video and Best Buy. That already undercuts the Galaxy S10e by 50 bucks (killer Costco deals notwithstanding), but believe it or not, Best Buy can offer even heftier discounts on the G8 ThinQ under certain conditions.
Much heftier discounts, mind you, reaching as high as $830. Wait, what? It's true, AT&T customers can essentially get this brand-new, high-end phone free of charge with monthly installment plans, a new line of service or altogether new account, and bill credits of $27.67 a month for 30 months or $34.59 a month for two years.
There's no trade-in required or any other hoops to jump through, although upgrading AT&T subscribers need to settle for a $300 markdown. That's not bad either, especially as it doesn't involve bill credits. You simply pay monthly installments of $17.66 for two and a half years or $22.08 for two years, amounting to an affordable grand total of around $530.
Unsurprisingly, Best Buy can hook you up with massive discounts on Sprint as well, starting at $520 off the handset's $880 list price for the "Now Network." Upgrading clients of the nation's fourth-largest carrier are looking at monthly payments of $13.33 for two years after $100 instant savings and $17.50 bill credits, while new lines and new accounts get the same instant discount, as well as $20 credits, bringing monthly installments down to $10.83 for a total of $260.
Unfortunately, while the unlocked LG G8 ThinQ is already up for pre-order at Best Buy, these insanely cheap AT&T and Sprint-locked variants are currently listed as "coming soon" on the retailer's official website. Hopefully, you won't have to wait for more than a few hours and the deals will not vanish into thin air soon after that.