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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Best deals and where to buy (Updated)
Update (04/26): New deals are live for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus on the official Samsung store. Check them out below!
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are finally here and literally tens of millions of people want to buy them.
The most popular Android smartphone series is back in force, bringing numerous small improvements to a beloved recipe that has been around for the better part of a decade. The dual aperture camera is the major highlight, but the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus shine overall thanks to the highly-polished experience they offer.
Samsung is obviously confident in these devices, which carry a big price premium over some of its peers, with some reports suggesting that the South Korean giant is targeting shipments of up to 42 million in 2018. With the pre-order frenzy now over, Samsung will be hoping that its latest flagships hit the ground running in general sales.
If you’re looking to pick up a Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus then keep reading! Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price and availability, as well as all of the best deals so far.
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus price and availability
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus hit general retail on Friday, March 16, 2018. In the U.S., the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is available in Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue. A fourth colorway, Titanium Gray, will not be sold in the U.S. As always, certain colorways might be exclusive to certain carriers.
The Galaxy S9 price is $719.99 unlocked (or $30/month over 24 months) and the Galaxy S9 Plus price is $839.99 unlocked (or $35/month over 24 months) via samsung.com or the Shop Samsung app.
Also read: Best Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus accessories
Samsung is sweetening the pill with a trade-in promotion that is available for the first time globally. Galaxy S9 buyers can trade in their devices for up to $350. The top payout is for devices that are under a year old, and the device you’re trading in doesn’t need to be a Samsung.
Samsung is also offering discounts on ‘add-on’ purchases, including the Gear IconX (2018) for $149.99 (normally $199.99), Gear VR with controller for $99.99 (normally $129.99), Gear Fit2 Pro for $149.99 (normally $199.99), and Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand for $39.99 (normally $69.99).
In addition, until April 30, Samsung is giving away a free DeX Pad (worth $99.99) with every S9 purchase.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus carrier deals
On AT&T Next, customers can buy the Galaxy S9 for $26.34 or the Galaxy S9 Plus for $30.50 over 30 months. For those looking for a trade-in deal after a year, the AT&T Next Every Year plan comes in at $32.92 for the Galaxy S9 and $38.13 for the Galaxy S9 Plus over 24 months.
AT&T is also running a deal that could help you save 50% on Samsung’s new phones if you don’t mind signing up for an AT&T Next plan and have DirecTV. There is a bit more fine print to check over before taking advantage of this deal, so head here for all the details.
Alternatively, you can save $150 on AT&T-locked Samsung Galaxy S9 or $200 off the Galaxy S9 Plus direct from Samsung’s official store, alongside a trade-in of up to $300 off.
AT&T subsidiary Cricket Wireless is also stocking the Galaxy S9 for $749.99 alongside monthly plans that start from $30 per month.
With Verizon device payment, the Galaxy S9 is currently $33.33 per month for 24 months ($799.99 retail price; 0% APR) and the Galaxy S9 Plus’s price is $38.74 per month for 24 months ($929.99 retail price; 0% APR). You can also get up to $300 in credit for either phone if you trade in an eligible device.
For Verizon customers looking to buy elsewhere, the carrier is running a promotion via the official Samsung Store up until April 30 that knocks $200 off any purchase of a locked Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus on a 24 month deal. You can boost the saving even higher with a trade-in too.
The Galaxy S9 will be sold for $30 a month on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan ($0 down, 24 months, FRP: $720), with the Galaxy S9 Plus also available for $30 per month ($120 down, 24 months, FRP: $840).
Sprint is selling the S9 for $33.00 per month with $0 down and Sprint Flex 18-month lease (SRP: $792), and Galaxy S9 Plus priced at $38.00 per month with $0 down and Sprint Flex 18-month lease (SRP: $912). Both phones are available in Sprint stores as well as Sprint’s no-contract subsidiary, Boost Mobile.
Xfinity Mobile is offering the Galaxy S9 from $30.00 per month for 24 months, while the Galaxy S9 Plus comes in at $35.oo per month for 24 months. For a limited time, new customers on an Unlimited plan can also get up to $200 off (details here).
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus other deals
Student promo (U.S.)
Samsung has launched a student discount program in the U.S., delivering savings on the S9 and S9 Plus for those with a valid .edu email address. Students at schools, colleges, and universities across the U.S. can get $63 off both handsets, bringing them down to $665.99 (S9) and $776.99 (S9 Plus), once they’ve registered for the program and validated their address.
Those who’ve previously studied, and still have a .edu account, can also take advantage of the deal. Topping it off, students can combine the savings with the aforementioned global trade-in promotion for an even better deal. If you’re interested, hit the official page here for more info.
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