These Galaxy Note 9 US pre-order gifts will definitely sweeten the deal

These Galaxy Note 9 US pre-order gifts will definitely sweeten the deal
Who’s up for one final juicy leak mere hours ahead of Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Note 9 introduction? We know, we know, the cat’s been out of the bag for several weeks now, but a few details aren’t worked out yet, and they may not be revealed during that glitzy Unpacked event later today.

Pre-orders are expected to kick off earlier than originally planned, at least in Korea, but probably no sooner than Sunday, August 12. That means we’ll likely have to wait to find out exactly what gifts will be offered in what regions before the Galaxy Note 9 is actually released on or around August 24.

Some previously unsubstantiated gossip is however supported by freshly leaked (and extremely convincing) Sprint promotional material, suggesting the “Now Network’s” pre-orders will be bundled with your choice of a free pair of AKG noise cancellation headphones or a mysterious “Samsung Game Bundle.”

The former deal sweetener is valued at an estimated $299, so we’re most likely looking at the premium N60NC model, while the latter is worth $150, seemingly corroborating rumors of 15,000 Fortnite V-Bucks being included with the phone. Of course, one would expect a “game bundle” to come with a little more than just some in-game currency, so perhaps it’s wise to wait for the full deets.

In the meantime, it’s worth pointing out that the fine print on today’s leaked poster mentions Samsung is in charge of this offer, ending August 23. We can thus assume actual sales and deliveries will begin on August 24, as previously speculated, and Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders from all major US carriers are set to qualify for this particular promo. Extra deals are also possible, and if you want both those AKG headphones and the special Samsung Game Bundle, get ready to cough up a grand total of $99. That’s pretty cool, eh?

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Wouldn’t be more sweeter if they price this for $300? So they wouldn’t need to add cheap stuffs for selling.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The prices of phones are super high right now. That and the loss of subsidies is making for huge phone bills every month. Problem is people are still buying these things. Upwards of $40 and more a month per month added to a phone bill with inflated prices for data. Consumer has no power. With the reason for upgrading is getting smaller and smaller hopefully that changes to get these prices Dan.

7. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Phullo, I honestly think that you don't understand phone subsidies. I bet Bernie Sanders "free stuff" sounds really appealing to you. :-)

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

What? Carriers are still subsiding your phone. They are simply passing 100% of the cost to you. They are offering you direct financing with installment payments and making it easier to upgrade. The data plans prices haven't changed that much. They've been between $10-15 per GB for several years now after they all dropped unlimited plans. I don't see the difference in paying $40 a month on a phone bill, or charging the full price of the phone to a credit card and doing the exact same thing. Lots of countries wished they had it this easy to get a post-paid phone that cost above $800

20. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Consumer definitely has the power, we are just not controlling it. Take a 10k customers protest, no they don't want to change their price take 100,00 no they still not changing take 1 million...they will change. If millions come together hey we want a change or else we are boycotting yes they will change...but we don't want that we don't want to stand up we want to pay the higher price..we have the power

24. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Dont know about your carrier, but Verizon actually became cheaper when they eliminated the phone subsidies and introduced device payments.

5. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Marvis, you may be missing your opportunity in high level marketing and finance. Sometimes I can just see the potential.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If there was no free stuff to go along with, the price wouldn't change, so your point is invalid.

14. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

You consider $150 premium to be cheap stuffs? What device do you use. I bet it comes with cheap stuffs. I bet the headphones that come in the box with the phone you own, are cheaper than the ones that come boxed with the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 and higher.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Funny but headphones actual value is somewhat $60-$100. They don't really sweaten the deal rather piss people off isntead.

6. libra89

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

but not everyone knows that so they see it as a deal.

8. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Definitely. I'd rather have nothing.

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Are you really complaining about the cost of something you are getting free?

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just give me PIE by November and I'll be good...

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wish the bundle included a 512 gig sd card.

11. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Exactly what I was hoping for. Maybe 150-200 for that 512gb sd card with my 512gb Note 9. Long exasperated sigh....

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right lol

19. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

This! Hell I'd take another 256GB.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too.

12. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I will pre order based on the AKG add on it so... Great headphones.

13. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

These AKG headphones probably cost Samsung $50. Big deal.

18. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

It's still free. Name a product you've ever bought that cost you on retail the same as it cost them to make. I'll wait for your response. Though I know there won't be any. At least they are offering a nice package. With the S8+, I got the bundle for $99 that included the AKG headphones, gear VR and 256GB sdcard. In fact I bought 4 of them and gifted 2. Considering it was a $500+ bundle for just $100 bucks, you think I care how much it cost them to make? A good deal is a good deal. To complain about such is asinine.

17. gd761

Posts: 215; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I would rather receive as the Free Gift the Samsung 512GB Micro SDXC Card to go along with the 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’ll take the AKG’s, and sell them.

25. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

NOTE 9 will not sell as expected by samsung for sure.... Nothing much has changed...

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