Samsung US kicks off Black Friday early with deals on foldabes, S-series, wearables and more – news –

Samsung is now offering Early Black Friday deals because who wants to wait until the 26th? There’s a bit of something for everyone, from the newest foldables, through Galaxy S21 series and Note20 Ultra deals to smart wearables. Before we look at all the offers, we should note that they are available only from Samsung US.

Another important point is that while the links below lead to, the deals are available only through these links – you won’t see them if you just open the Samsung US site.

Foldables have started to edge into affordable territory, now even more so with a discount and a few freebies. Samsung will knock $100 off the price of the Galaxy Z Flip3 – bringing the cost down to $900 – and will throw in Galaxy Buds2 for free (or Buds Pro for $50), plus a free wireless charger.

The larger Galaxy Z Fold3 is discounted by $250, so it starts at $1,550 and comes with the same freebies. If the prices still seem too steep, Samsung is offering what it calls “enhanced trade-in” – you can send in a phone, tablet or a laptop and you can trade in up to two devices. Putting it all together, you can get up to $600 of trade-in credit for the Z Flip3 and up to $900 for the Z Fold3.

The Galaxy S21 series is due for a replacement soon, but that is also the right time for discounts. The S21 Ultra is $200 off, bringing its starting price down to $1,000, the S21+ is down to $850 ($150 off) and the vanilla S21 is discounted to $700 ($100 off). Besides the immediate discount, the three phones also come with $50, $50 and $25 Samsung Credit, respectively.

Prices can get even lower with trade-in credit up to $600. This could be a good time to get rid of an old phone with a cracked screen – you can get the most value out of a high-end Apple device, e.g. an iPhone 12 Pro Max is worth $600 if in good condition, $550 with a cracked screen (with a few conditions). An old Galaxy phone can get you a few hundred dollars in trade-in credit too, up to $550 if you have a Galaxy Note20 Ultra ($350 with a cracked screen).

There are many other older devices you can send in, including ones from Google, Motorola and LG.

The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is no spring chicken, but it’s still a solid pick if you want a high-end stylus experience. Samsung is knocking $100 off the price and if $1,100 still seems high, you can play around with the trade-in options. To further sweeten the pot, Samsung will throw in a free Chromebook 4, which is normally worth $230.

If you’re looking for a more powerful laptop, however, check out the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 offers. These two offer AMOLED screens and some powerful graphics (up to RTX 3050 Ti). Back when they went on pre-order, the company was offering $180 Samsung Credit, now the deal is even better – $200 Credit and some discounts on top of that.

The Book Pro is $250 off, meaning that the 13.3” model with a Core i5 is just $750. You can get the larger 15.6” model instead for $100 more. Upgrading to a Core i7 and more storage (512 GB) is $200 extra. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 model is down $300, so it starts at $900 for a 13.3” unit and $1,000 for the 15.6” one. The 360 always comes with an i7, but there are options for the RAM and different storage capacities.

You can pick up a Galaxy Watch4 (40 mm) for as little as $65 (or $95 if you want the 44 mm one). That’s with a straight $50 discount, bringing the price down to $200, and trade-in credit of up to $135. To get that much off, you will have to send in a Galaxy Watch3, an Apple Watch Series 6 will net you $100 credit.

If a rotating hardware bezel is a must (it’s a unique feature you can’t get elsewhere), then the Galaxy Watch4 Classic is the one to look at. At the very least you get $50 off, so the most you have to pay is $300. Then you can score up to $135 of credit with the same trade-in options. At best the 42 mm model can drop to $165 ($195 for the 46 mm model). By the way, these prices are for the Wi-Fi versions of the watches, but both the vanilla and the Classic have LTE versions, which are only $50 more.

Samsung’s TWS buds are also discounted. You can check out our Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds2 and Galaxy Buds Live reviews to help you figure out which ones are right for you. Once you’ve decided, it’s time to talk discounts.

The Buds Live get the biggest price cut, $70, so you can get them for $100. The Buds Pro are $150 ($50 off) and the Buds2 can be found for $120 ($30 off). Note that while there isn’t a trade-in deal, you can get up to $50 off the price if you recycle an old audio device (there is no requirement that it is working).