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This amazing Galaxy Z Fold 3 deal saves you $400 for Black Friday

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Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the most impressive foldable phone you can buy. And thanks to Black Friday deals through Samsung and Amazon, you can put a serious dent in the phone's formidable price.

Samsung has already taken $250 off the price of the regular $1,799 starting price for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. You can save even more by trading in your current phone — up to $900, which potentially lowers the cost of the phone to $699.

In addition to the lower cost, Samsung is throwing in a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 wireless earbuds. That normally costs $149. So even without a trade-in rebate, you can get the Galaxy Z Fold and a well-reviewed pair of earbuds at a $400 discount.

Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $1,799 now $1,549 @ Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $1,799 now $1,549 @ Samsung
Samsung has taken $250 off the price of its most expensive phone for Black Friday. In addition, you'll get a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 earbuds for free, a $149 value that saves you $400 total. If you've got a phone to trade-in, you can reduce your cost even further.

There's a caveat to the trade-in rebate if you go that route — you'll need a very recent phone in good condition to get the full discount. A Galaxy Z Fold 2, for example, will qualify for a $900 rebate from Samsung. However, even an older device can bring back a generous return — trading in an iPhone X could get you up to $400 off the Galaxy Z Fold 3 on top of Samsung's existing $250 discount.

Meanwhile over at Amazon, you can get a similar offer. The basic deal discounts the Z Fold 3 from $1,799 to $1,499, and throws in the same free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 if you want them. However you can then get up to $511 back in gift card balance if you trade in a phone. The total maximum discount is less than what you get buying from Samsung, but the default deal is better, plus since it's with Amazon you get the benefits of Prime shipping alongside all the other Amazon Black Friday deals you can buy at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $1,799, now $1,499 with free Galaxy Buds 2 @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $1,799, now $1,499 with free Galaxy Buds 2 @ Amazon
You can a $300 discount straight off the bat with this Amazon deal for Samsung's flagship foldable. For additional value, you can add on a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2, and trade in a phone.

As you'll see in our Galaxy Z Fold 3 review, it's a big improvement over Samsung's previous foldable efforts, with a durable design and a big 7.6-inch external display with a 120Hz refresh rate. (The external 6.2-inch cover display offers the fast refresh rate as well.) Samsung added support for the Galaxy S Pen, though that's sold as a separate accessory, and more apps have been optimized to take advantage of the Galaxy Z Fold 3's super-sized screen.

Foldable phones aren't for everybody, but if you've been eager to try out such a device, Samsung's lower price takes away some of the high barrier to entry — especially if you can trade in your current phone for an even bigger discount. It's one of the many Black Friday phone deals that have already cropped up, and we're expecting to see a lot more between now and the end of the month.

Philip Michaels
Philip Michaels is a senior editor at Tom's Guide. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics and old movies. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.