Unveiled last Wednesday, the Galaxy Note 8 was one of the most frequently rumored and speculated handset since the Note 7 failure. It was so widely covered in leaks that it hardly had any features we wouldn’t know of before the premiere, except the final pricing tag. Now since the Note 8 is open for pre-order the specific carrier’s pricing is finally no more a mystery. Wondering how much you will be charged for the phone at AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon? Or perhaps you opt for an unlocked Samsung model? Here’s everything you should know about the Samsung’s recent phablet flagship pricing.
The Galaxy Note 8 is already available for pre-order. The phablet can be ordered via all major US carriers and through a rich selection of retailers. Let’s take a look where to buy the Galaxy Note 8 at the cheapest price.
No Contract, Unlocked Phone
In case you don’t want the purchase of the Note 8 to bind you with a long-term carrier’s contract, you have many other options to choose among as Samsung has made unlocked models accessible through many retail partners. By going this route you will surely avoid service provider commitment, but in many cases you will have to pay the device’s full price. You can grab the SIM-lock free Note 8 at Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Target or directly from Samsung’s online store, where pricing starts at $930 for a 64GB variant.
Samsung is granting the ill-fated Note 7 users with a special deal. They all are eligible for an instant trade-in discounts worth up to $425 if they upgrade their existing device for the Galaxy Note 8. However, since the promo is available as long as the supplies last, you’d better make a quick purchase decision.
It’s worth noting that all early buyers of the phablet can take advantage of a free Samsung Gear 360 camera (worth $230) or bonus Galaxy Foundation kit, including 128GB EVO+ memory card and Note 8-compatible wireless charging pad (worth $190). If you want to benefit from the promo, you need to order the device between August 24th and September 24th.
In addition, on September 15th the Note 8 is scheduled to hit store shelves, which means that you will be able to buy the phablet at your chosen brick-and-mortar retailer.
Those who can’t afford paying the Note 8’s full retail price can always enroll for a qualifying installment plan on the device. For instance at Verizon you can either grab the phablet for $960 upright, or for $40 per month on a 24-month installment plan. Furthermore, you can also slash the Note 8’s pricing by half if you trade in your current smartphone. Plus, you can save up to $100 when buying the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch with a new 2-year activation, and $50 on the purchase of the Samsung Power Bundle consisting of a portable power bank, wireless charging stand and a car charger.
Meanwhile, at AT&T the Note 8’s pricing starts at $950, or $31.67 per month if you enroll for a 30-month AT&T Next plan. Just as Verizon, the carrier is also offering a trade-in deal. You can score up to $200 in trade-in credits when exchanging your old smartphone. What’s more AT&T has also prepared a special offer to those customers who add DirectTV. If you do so, you will be able to buy a Samsung’s TV set $500 cheaper. Plus, users who purchase the Galaxy Note 8 on the Next plan along with DirectTV will get the Note 8 completely out of charge, Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch for $1 or the Gear S3 smartwatch for $50 on a 2-year contract.
Moving on to T-Mobile, at the Magenta carrier (just as at the two already mentioned carriers) the pre-orders on the Galaxy Note 8 went live on August 24th. T-Mobile sells the device for $930 or for $30 per month on a 24-month installment plan with a $210 down payment. Moreover, subscribers of T-Mobile Jump! On Demand service may grab the handset for $0 upfront and $39 per month each of the 24 months of the installment plan.
In turn, Sprint is offering the Galaxy Note 8 at a full retail price of $960 along with a wide selection of leasing deals. In case you choose the latter option, you can get the phablet for $40 per month for 18 months on the Sprint 18. Furthermore, if you plan to switch to Sprint, you will be additionally able to save up to 50% on a Sprint Flex Lease with new line activation and get the Note 8 for just $20 per month for 18 months. Regardless the Sprint’s lease program you choose, you can upgrade the device after 12 months of services.
As for color options, note that no matter which retailer you will end up with in the States the Galaxy Note 8 is available only in two variants: Midnight black and Orchid Gray. At this point sadly Maple Gold and Deep Sea Blue are international exclusives.