In case you live under a rock, Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018 where they showed off, in detail, what the device is capable of. To get all that power into your own hands, you’ll need to pay a price. What is that price, you may ask? More than $700.
Samsung says it’ll sell the Galaxy S9 for $720 from its online store unlocked, while an unlocked S9 Plus will cost $840. That’s fine and dandy, but not everyone will buy their phone directly from Samsung. Rather, people resort to third-party retailers and carriers. Therefore, here’s the pricing for those places.
At AT&T, you can get the S9 for $790.20, or $26.34/month for 30 months. For the S9 Plus, you’ll pay $915, or $30.50/month for 30 months. Verizon further ups the cost for the S9 to $800 ($33.33/month for 24 months) and the S9 Plus to $930 ($39.74/month for 24 months). Fortunately, for T-Mobile customers, the carrier will charge the same thing Samsung does, or $30/month for 24 months for either phone plus a $120 down payment on the S9 Plus.
Yeah, sure these prices aren’t pretty, but there will be some deals going on to drive down the cost a bit. For instance, at Verizon, you can get up to $350 off an S9 or S9 Plus when you trade in a qualifying smartphone and opt to pay in installments. At T-Mobile, you can get up to $360 off on qualified trade-ins and installment plan sign-ups. Heck, Best Buy even says it’ll give you $100 off if you pre-order through a carrier on March 2nd.
Of course, if you wanna save money practically anywhere you buy an S9, you’ll be paying for it a lot longer than you may wish for. That being said, at least you probably won’t have to pay a full $700+ for either new handset.