Samsung can’t wait to release the Galaxy Note 9 to the world in the wake of the Galaxy S9’s poor performance. So much so, the company’s decided to put the device up for reservations in the US ahead of its August 9 launch.
It should be noted that Samsung doesn’t actually mention the Galaxy Note 9 by name on the reservation page. It simply just states that you can reserve the latest Galaxy smartphone and get a special offer. This special offer is a pretty sizable trade-in deal worth up to $450.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Trade-in Offer
Samsung is only exchanging handsets from 4 manufacturers – Apple, Google, LG and Samsung. Naturally, the more premium the device, the more discount you’ll get. For instance, the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, and Galaxy S9+ will each fetch you the full $450. An older Galaxy Note 5 will grant you a $150 cut.
These trade-in deals are important since the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be very pricey this year, perhaps even touching the $1000 line. The latest rumor alleged a roughly $940 cost for the base 128GB version and a $1215 cost for the 512GB one.
Reserving the Galaxy Note 9 now will also guarantee you get it before anyone else with early access to pre-orders. The brand is also promising delivery by August 24 which is probably the date it’ll hit stores worldwide.
You can choose between 5 carriers in the US when signing up for the Galaxy Note 9. This list includes Verizon, US Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. You can also buy it unlocked. More deals will probably get announced once the phone is officially out. For example, Indonesian buyers are getting a free Samsung Smart TV.