Update (03/20): We’ve just added a stellar deal to the bottom of this article for AT&T customers buying through Costco. After bill credits and gift cards, the Galaxy S9 could end up costing you as little as $195. Yes, really.
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. At launch 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.
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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.
In addition, Samsung is also offering discounts on ‘add-on’ purchases. The $49 Power Upgrade Bundle includes a wireless charging pad, battery pack, and car charger, while the $99 S9 Ultimate Bundle includes a wireless charging stand, a Gear VR headset, and a pair of Gear IconX wireless earphones. You can also grab a half price DeX station for just $74.99 (normally $149.99).
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. Until March 31, adding a new line of service to an AT&T Next plan will allow you to save 50% on the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, or Galaxy Note 8. Unfortunately this discount isn’t available to existing AT&T customers, or AT&T prepaid or Cricket customers.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 on AT&T Next 30-month: $26.34/month
- Samsung Galaxy S9 on AT&T Next 24-month: $32.92/month
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on AT&T Next 30-month: $30.50/month
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on AT&T Next 24-month: $38.13/month
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on AT&T Next 30-month: $31.67/month
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on AT&T Next 24-month: $39.59
There is a bit more fine print to check over before taking advantage of this deal, so head here for all the details.
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 $33.33 per month for 24 months ($799.99 retail price; 0% APR) and the Galaxy S9 Plus’s price will be is $38.74 per month for 24 months ($929.99 retail price; 0% APR). You can also get between $100 to $350 in credit for either phone if you trade in an eligible device.
To celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S9, Verizon is also running a BOGO offer. To get this deal, all you have to do is pick up one Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus on a device payment and you’ll get $799.99 towards the purchase of second Galaxy S9 device. One line must be a new activation and the discount is applied monthly over 24 months. This is one of the very few offers with major savings that crucially doesn’t require a trade-in.
You can also get $150 off a Samsung Gear S3 Classic or Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch or 50% off a Samsung Tab E or Tab S3 tablet with a new Galaxy S9 phone on a 2-year payment plan. Verizon Up customers will also be able to claim $10 off selected Samsung accessories via the My Verizon app.
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).
You can also get up to 50 percent off both phones (via 24 monthly payments) if you trade in an eligible device, or $200 off by trading in various older devices. You can see the full list here. MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s no-contract subsidiary, is also selling the Galaxy S9.
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, buyers who purchase a Samsung phone from Xfinity Mobile and activate a new line of service will also get a $250 Visa prepaid card.
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.
If you’d prefer to buy direct from a retailer, you can go to:
- Best Buy is running a $350 trade-in promo, meaning that some customers can save up to 50 percent on their purchases. More details available here.
- Costco members can pick up a Galaxy S9/S9 Plus for the incredibly low price of $679.99/$799.99, respectively, as well as an additional trade-in offer of up to $360 off. The deal is an in Warehouse exclusive for the Galaxy S9 T-Mobile variant. More details available here.
- AT&T customers can snag a stellar deal from Costco, bringing the price of the S9 down to as low as $195. When you buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus on a financed new activation, you’ll receive up to 50% off ($395 in bill credits) plus a $200 Costco cash card. More details available here.
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