Samsung just announced its best phone yet, the Galaxy Note 7, and you’ll be able to get yourself one on Wednesday when preorders start.Will you have to pay an arm and a leg for the Galaxy Note 7? Yes and no. It depends on how you look at it.
Samsung has two sweet bundles for you if you hurry up and get your preorder in. On top of that, carriers will have their own Galaxy Note 7 deals to lure in subscribers. Here’s what you need to know.
As always, Samsung did not disclose the full price of the Galaxy Note 7 during its event, but carriers did, and it’s $849.99. Samsung did say that early buyers will get either a 256GB microSD card or a Gear Fit2 wearable with their purchase if they hurry.
Here’s what carriers are offering:
The phone will be available for preorder on August 3rd for $29.34 a month on AT&T’s 30-month Next, or $36.67 a month on AT&T’s 24-month Next plan. AT&T also has a few neat tricks up its sleeve. You can buy one Galaxy Note 7 and get $695 in monthly AT&T Next credits to buy a second one. Or you can buy a Galaxy Note 7 and get a free Gear S2 with a two-year agreement. Or you can buy a Galaxy Note 7 and get a $0.99 Galaxy Tab E.
Sprint did not reveal any details about its Galaxy Note 7 preorders, but did put up a message on Twitter that says preorders kick off on August 3rd at this non-functional product page: http://www.sprint.com/galaxynote7.
Preorders kick off on August 2nd at 9:01 PM PST for $69.99 down and $32.50 per month for 24 months. Users get a choice of a full year of Netflix, a Gear Fit2 or a 256GB memory card. The in-store release date is August 19th for the carrier.
Preorders start on August 4th at US Cellular, with in-store sales slated for the same August 19th. Buyers will pay as little as $27.80 per month (for 30 months), with the carrier offering them installment plans of 20, 24 and 30 months. As for freebies, US Cellular is sticking with Samsung’s promos. That means Gear Fit 2 or Samsung 256GB memory card comes with each preorder, while supply lasts.
Preorders start on August 3rd, with the phone launching on August 19th in stores. Verizon is sticking to Samsung’s bundles, which means you get either a Gear Fit2 or a 256GB microSD card. Additionally, $20 in rewards is offered for activation of Samsung Pay.
Best Buy, meanwhile, might have one of the best Galaxy Note 7 deals in town yet.