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Samsung's newest Note phones are here, and they're very, very expensive. These phones sport Samsung's latest displays, improved S Pens, and all the 5G you can handle. If you're dead-set on picking up the new Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra, you've got several options. Samsung has the unlocked phone, of course, but you can also buy the phone from your carrier of choice. We've got all the details right here. Most pre-order deals are over now, and it'll probably be a few more weeks at least before there are new discounts.
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Samsung has the unlocked Note20 and Note20 Ultra ready to ship (in at least some colors). The retail pricing, which we expect all carriers and retailers to follow for now, is $999.99 for the Galaxy Note20 and $1,299.99 for the Note20 Ultra. Samsung offers payment plans split up over 36 months. That should work out to around $27.78 monthly for the Note20 and $36.12 per month for the Note20 Ultra.
- Trade-in values as high as $650 for all phones from the Galaxy S20 and Note10 families, as well as the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. Older iPhones and Samsung devices go down from there, but you can still get good value from older phones—Samsung will give you $400 for a Galaxy S9, for example. Google phones max out at $400 for Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 families. A 3a or 3a XL will get you $300. Again, that's pretty generous for a phone that barely cost more than that when it was new.
You can pick up a Note20 on AT&T's landing page, and it should ship in the coming days. The phones should also be in AT&T stores beginning today (August 21st). The Note20 is $999.99—$33.34 a month for 30 months. The Note20 Ultra (128GB) is $1,299.99, and the Note20 Ultra (512GB) is $1,449.99. On a payment plan, that's $43.34/month for 30 months (128GB) and $48.34/month for 30 months (512GB).
- Deal: For a limited time, new and existing AT&T customers that trade in an eligible smartphone can get the Note20 5G for free ($1000 credit) when they buy it on a 30-month installment plan with an AT&T unlimited plan. AT&T has a list of eligible devices but won't tell you how much any of them is worth upfront. Yes, that's very annoying when you're trying to budget for a new, expensive phone.
On Verizon, the Note20 is $41.66 per month for 24 months ($999.99 retail), and the Note20 Ultra is $54.16 per month for 24 months ($1,299.99 retail).
- Buy any Galaxy Note20 smartphone and get a second Galaxy Note20 series phone or Galaxy S20 series phone as low as free with a premium Unlimited plan or half off with any other Verizon Unlimited plan.
- Upgrade to any Galaxy Note20 5G series smartphone and get $550 when trading in an eligible device with a select Unlimited plan. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max will net $550, a Galaxy Z Flip is a bit higher at $557, and a Galaxy S20 Ultra is worth $509. Everything else is substantially less.
The Note20 is $999.99 or $41.67/month for 24 months. The Note20 Ultra is $1,299.99 or $54.17/month for 128GB of storage. The 512GB model is $149.99 down and $54.17/month (Full retail $1,449.99).
- Buy one Galaxy Note20 5G and get another one FREE. Or up to $1000 off a second qualifying Galaxy smartphone of equal or lesser value when you add a line.
- Get up to half off (max $500) a Galaxy Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G, or Galaxy Z Flip 5G when you trade in a qualifying device.
Best Buy has unlocked and carrier versions of the phones at the standard $999.99 and $1299.99 prices. Pre-orders are live on August 6th, and the phone hits shelves on August 21. Place an order before then to get the below pre-order deals.
- Save up to $700 on the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G or Note20 Ultra 5G with pre-order, qualified activation, and trade-in. Full-value trade-ins include Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series, Galaxy Note10/10+, and iPhone 11 Pro series.
- Best Buy
- Existing customers can get a $400 prepaid Visa card when they upgrade to the Note20 or Note20 Ultra.
- Xfinity Mobile
Pre-orders are live on August 6, and the phones drop on August 21. The carrier has not confirmed full retail pricing, but we'd expect the same $999.99 and $1,299.99 for the Note20 and Note20 Ultra, respectively.
- For a limited time, new customers who switch to U.S. Cellular on an exclusive plan can get the Galaxy Note20 5G for $9.99 per month or the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G starting at $19.99 per month after $700 savings. The $700 trade-in value is offered for any smartphone with an MSRP of $699 or more. (Note: these are 30-month installment plans)
- US Cellular
Sam's Club will begin selling the phones on launch day (August 21st), and it will offer deals on the AT&T variant of the phone. The base price is the same as all other retailers: $999.99 for the Note20 and $1,299.99 for the Note20 Ultra.
AT&T activation bonuses, starting August 21st:
- Save up to $1,000 with trade-in. Presumably with the same values as AT&T's pre-orders, which are not listed online. You have to go through with the purchase to find out.
- Get a $200 Sam's Club gift card with purchase and activation. Ends August 30th.
- Sam's Club