If you want a big, powerful Android phone that can run Fortnite exclusively for a while, you can reserve your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 right now from a variety of retailers.
The phone will officially release on August 24th. No matter your carrier, you can redeem preorder bonuses through the Samsung Shop app, so long as you preorder before 8/23. This will include either a set of AKG noise-canceling headphones ($299 value) or 15,000 V-bucks ($150 value), which is Fortnite’s in-game currency. You can also buy both of them for $99. You have until September 13th to upload your proof of preorder purchase through the Samsung Shop app to claim the goodies.
You can buy the Note 9 through Samsung’s website or the Samsung Shop app either unlocked or through a carrier.
Samsung offers up to $450 toward the purchase of a Note 9 if you trade in your current smartphone. Of course, the credit you’ll receive depends on the phone you’re looking to trade in. It ranges from $200 for the LG V30 to $450 for iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, or Google Pixel 2 XL.
- $999 for 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM
- $1,249 for 512GB ROM with 8GB of RAM
Preorders for the Note 9 are now open at Verizon. Unlike other carriers, if you buy two Note 9s at Verizon, it will pay you back for one of them over the course of 24 monthly payments.
- 128GB model is $999, or $42 per month for 24 months
- 512GB option is $1,249, or $52 per month for 24 months
If you get your service through AT&T, you can preorder now. Unless you’re buying the phone at full price, which you can do, it’s most affordable for AT&T Next customers, the carrier’s program that lets you upgrade your phone every year.
- 128GB model is $33 per month for one year with Next, otherwise $41 per month for 24 months
- 512GB model is $42 per month for one year with Next, otherwise $52 per month for 24 months
Preorders for the Note 9 at T-Mobile are active. If you have a recent Samsung device that you’re willing to trade in, T-Mobile will take as much as $500 off the cost of the Note 9. Paid back as billing credits over a 24-month period, this is a good deal if you want to swap your phone for the latest Note.
- 128GB model is $999 outright, or $30 per month after $279.99 down at purchase
- 512GB model is $1,249, or $30 per month if you put $529 down
Preordering through US Cellular will earn you $150 off, paid back in a monthly credit on your statements, but only if you’re a new customer.
- $999 for the 128GB model, or $33 per month for 30 months
If Sprint is your carrier, you can preorder the Note 9. You can purchase the 128GB Note 9 model for $999 or lease through Sprint’s Flex program for $21 per month over 18 billing cycles. Unlike the other carriers, Sprint doesn’t offer the higher-end option with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
For new members who activate their service with Xfinity Mobile and port their number over, a $300 prepaid card is waiting for you. Both models are available for purchase here for $999 and $1,249.
Preorders for the Note 9 are open for B&H Photo, as well, and its promo is quite good if you’re buying the unlocked version. Not only does it come with the usual preorder items, B&H is also tossing in a bunch of other stuff for no extra cost, like the Samsung Qi Wireless Charger Duo and a DeX pad dock.
Best Buy’s preorder offer will save up to $200 off the total price of the Note 9 when you purchase it through Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, though you won’t see the savings up front. It will pay you back in monthly installments through your carrier.
If you’re after an unlocked Note 9, you can save up to $450 toward the purchase if you trade in an iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. It’ll be less if your phone isn’t as current.
Preordering the Note 9 at Sam’s Club will get you a $200 Sam’s Club gift card if you’re activating a 2-year contract with a carrier.
The 128GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will also be available at Amazon, Costco, Straight Talk Wireless, Target, and Walmart. Just keep in mind: if you pick it up at launch, you won’t be eligible for the preorder special mentioned above.