The Galaxy Note 10 is expected to be a big release (literally). However, if you can't afford to wait for Samsung's next phablet, or you just want to get the best bang for your buck, the Note 9 is still a solid pick.
Currently, Samsung has the unlocked Galaxy Note 9 $999.99. Don't want to shell out all that cash up front? You'll save $200 when you buy the device from Samsung direct and activate it on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. That lowers the cost of the Note 9 down to $799.99. Activate it on T-Mobile or U.S. Cellular and you'll pay $899.99 ($100 off).
Here's a look at other ways you can get the Galaxy Note 9 on the cheap.
Amazon is offering the unlocked Note 9 for $824.45. That's $175 off and the best price we've seen from Amazon for this phone. (Other colors cost a few bucks more).
In addition to the carrier discounts available on Samsung's website, the phone manufactuer also lets you trade-in a phone to reap even more savings. Samsung offers up to $300 in trade-in value depending on the phone you have to offer. (Newer devices fetch a better return.)
Best Buy is selling the Note 9 for $849.99 unlocked which is $150 off its normal selling price. It's also offering bigger savings when you buy a carrier-tied version of the phone and pay for it in monthly installments. Buy the Verizon Note 9 at Best Buy and you'll pay $29.16 a month over 24 months. That adds up to $300 in savings over the life of the payments. AT&T customers will pay $33.34 over 30 months.
The savings are bigger at Sprint, where Best Buy will charge you $20 a month for the Note 9 over 24 months. That adds up to $520 in savings.
Open a new line of service at Sprint, and you can enjoy some savings on an 18-month Sprint Flex lease for the Note 9. Sprint will charge just $20 a month, instead of the normal $41.67 rate. You can upgrade to a new phone after 12 months.
Need two Note 9 devices? Buy one Note 9 at AT&T and get a $790 credit toward the purchase of a second Note 9.
Like AT&T, Verizon is offering a steep Note 9 discount when you purchase two devices. Purchase one Note 9 on Verizon, and get an $800 credit toward the purchase of another Note 9. (Or you can opt to get a free S9).
At T-Mobile, open two new lines of service with a Note 9 purchase and you'll get a free 50-inch Samsung 4K TV. The offer is available in-store only and 3 days after purchase you'll receive your promo code for the free TV. Existing customers can add a new qualifying line of service (2 lines total), trade in an eligible device, and you'll get up to $750 via promotional credits and trade in value. Eligible phones for trade-in include various models from the Note 5 to the original 1st-gen Pixel. Just keep in mind that T-Mobile requires a $150 down payment with the purchase of the Note 9 on an installment plan. (You'll pay $20.84 a month over 36 months after that.)
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