Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full cost breakdown for U.S. carriers
After many leaks, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is now official.
And it is coming in hot, with a full launch on Aug. 24. Even better, for customers in the United States, the Note 9 is making its way to many carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile. In the U.S. the Note 9 will come in Ocean Blue or Lavender Purple.
The Galaxy Note 9 doesn’t change much from the Note 8, but it brings the best of the current Galaxy S9 and pairs it with the S Pen. It has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display that goes edge-to-edge with no notch. Fast LTE speeds are thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon’s 845 chip with a Cat 18 modem.
All-in-all on paper and from Raymond Wong’s hands-on with the Note 9, it seems to be a solid device. So how much will it cost you?
First, know that Samsung is offering a couple of perks for those who pre-order a Note 9 by Aug. 23 — either a free pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones or a Fortnite Galaxy Skin with 15,000 V-bucks (the in-game currency). Customers who want both can get a bundle for $99. The offer is available from all carriers offering the Note 9.
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. If you live in the U.S., here’s how much the Galaxy Note 9 will set you back:
AT&T will kick off pre-orders Friday, Aug. 10, via phone, in-store, and online. The Note 9 will start at $33.34 for 30 months on an installment plan. For a limited time, customers who get the Note 9 can get an additional Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S9 or S9+ as a buy-one-get-one deal. Phones should arrive by Aug. 24 for the official launch.
T-Mobile will start pre-orders earlier than all the rest; it will begin taking orders at 9:01 p.m. PT on Aug. 9. The 128GB Model is $999 at full retail or $30 a month with $279.99 down, while the 512GB variant is $1,249 at full retail or $39 a month with $529.99 down. Customers who trade in a qualifying Samsung device can get up to 50% off the price of the Note 9 in monthly bill credits.
Sprint will also kick off pre-orders Aug 10. but will deliver the Note 9 earlier on Aug. 22 to customers. The Note 9 will be 50% off on a Sprint Flex Lease at $20.83 per month. The Galaxy Forever deal is back and will allow you to upgrade to the next model after 12 Sprint Flex payments to a new device, like the next Note.
U.S. Cellular customers who get the Note 9 on a new line of service will get a $150 bill credit. The carrier is planning to kick off pre-orders on Aug. 10 and will launch the device in-store and online on Aug. 24. The 128GB model is $999 at full retail or $33.30 a month for 30 months. The 512GB model is $1,249.20 at full retail or $41.64 a month over 30 months. For those who get the device from U.S. Cellular, you get up to $70 off Samsung Gear devices with 0% financing for a year.
Verizon is getting more specific than the rest, by announcing pricing for the 128GB and 512GB model. The smaller 128GB Note 9 will be $999 at full retail or $41.66 a month for 24 months. The 512GB model is $1,249 at full retail or $52.08 a month for 24 months. Pre-orders start Aug. 10, and customers should get the phone by Aug. 24. Verizon is offering a buy-one-get-one deal for those who get the 128GB Note 9 as you get a Note 9, S9, or S9+ in the same size for free. However, both devices need to be activated, and the free one has to be on a new line.
Xfinity Mobile is starting pre-orders for the Note 9 on Aug. 10 in line with all other carriers. The 128GB model is $999 at full retail or $41.70 a month. The 512GB variant is $1,249 at full retail or $52.08 a month. Customers who purchase the Note 9 and switch to Xfinity Mobile will get a $300 prepaid card. For now, the carrier is not offering any special deals for current customers.
In addition, T-Mobile will launch the Galaxy Watch later this year. The 42mm variant will come in Midnight Black or Rose Gold for $375 at full retail or $15 a month with $15 down. The 46mm model will come in silver for $400 at full retail or $16 a month with $16 down. If you get a Galaxy Watch at launch, T-Mobile will let you get a second one for half off if you add a line.
Keep checking back as we will update this post with pricing from other carriers as they’re announced. One thing for sure is that pre-orders will kick off tomorrow, Aug. 10, and the Note 9 will land on Aug. 24.
This story was updated at 5:00PM on Aug. 9 with pricing for the Note 9 on U.S. Cellular and Xfinity Mobile.