After a wait of almost three weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now available to buy at brick and mortar stores and online outright or via cellular carriers. In the United States interested buyers can get their S9 fix via AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, and other retailers such as B&H Photo and Best Buy. As a reminder, there are several carriers offering monthly installment plans as well, which you can view below:
AT&T (30-month installment plan)
- S9: $26.34/mo. (or $789.99 outright)
- S9+: $30.50/mo. (or $914.99 outright)
- Discounts: no word on special deals or potential trade-in offers
Verizon (24-month installment plan):
- S9: $33.33/mo. (or $799.99 outright)
- S9+: $38.74/mo. (or $929.99 outright)
- Discounts: up to $350 off when you trade in your current device, depending on the device and its condition. You can save an extra $150 if you are switching to Verizon.
T-Mobile (24-month installment plan):
- S9: $30/mo. (or $720 outright)
- S9+: $30/mo. but with $120 upfront. (or $840 outright)
- Discounts: $360 off with trade-in, variable depending on device type and condition.
Sprint (24-month installment plan):
- S9: $33/mo. (or $792 outright)
- S9+: $38/mo. (or $929 outright)
- Discounts: $350 off the cost with trade-in, again variable depending on device type and condition.
- Extras: Customers of Sprint will be gifted an actual star with their purchase.
You can also pick up both handsets in Coral Blue, Lilac Purple and Midnight Black at retailers, which will offer different methods of payment such as from B&H Photo and Best Buy. In case you were wondering, you can even pick up both devices at Microsoft, but don't expect a Microsoft Edition.
If you choose to get an unlocked device through Samsung (U.S.), the company is offering the S9 for $719.99 outright or $30 a month over 24 months and the S9+ $839.99 or $35 a month over the same period. The company will also offer up to $350 trade-in credit for turning in an older device; obviously the age and worth of it will determine the rebate it will fetch. For other regions, click here. Pricing, monthly installment plans and trade-in's will vary per country.
If you are still on the fence about whether to upgrade to one of these, you can check out our T-Mobile Galaxy S9+ unboxing here and first impressions here. We'll have a review up shortly too which we will link in later.
Do you plan to get a Galaxy S9 or S9+? Leave a comment below.
Update: Walmart reached out to us stating that they are offering a $150 rebate with a purchase of either handset "when signing up for an installment agreement with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint."
- Walmart’s price on the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be $639 with an installment agreement (MSRP is $789)
- Walmart’s price on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be $764 with an installment agreement (MSRP is $914)
You can find out more about the offers here.