The Christmas shopping season is approaching fast, and many consumers will pick smartphones and tablets as gifts for themselves or their loved ones this year. Of those devices, many will be Android-based, with buyers especially eying high-end devices that will be available for substantially less than usual on one special shopping day.

Naturally, I’m talking about the first day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, which will fall this year on November 23. While we’re yet to find out more details about the Android-related deals that will be available on that day from carriers and electronics device sellers, we do have something to show you.

Engadget has discovered Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S3 deal for Black Friday. Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S3 dubbed the “Unlimited Edition,” a clear hint at Sprint’s unlimited data plans that are still available to existing and new customers, will sell for just $49.99 with a new two-year contract on Black Friday.

The deal is available only for November 23, so you’ll have to wait quite a while to get you hands on the significantly discounted smartphone. Now that Sprint’s Galaxy S3 Black Friday deal has been leaked, we expect other U.S. carriers that have the smartphone in stock to come up with similar promotion. Not to mention that the same carriers will probably have plenty of other exciting deals on various other mobile devices.

What Android device do you plan to buy on Black Friday?