Reminder: You’ve got until midnight to score a bargain on the 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note9
Time is running out on Galaxy Note9 pre-orders, and with it one of the more extraordinary discounts in premium smartphones today.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 launches in Australia tomorrow, 24 August 2018. Which means that right now, it's still in its pre-order phase.
Samsung has typically been pretty generous with its pre-order incentives, offering up GearVR headsets along with Galaxy S series handsets, for instance. But this year, it's done something quite different.
It's no secret that the outright price of Android handsets tends to drop over time. Indeed, it's a big part of the reason why we track the best smartphone bargains week in, week out, to find you the best outright deals. Typically you've got to wait a month or so before significant price drops appear, mostly through direct importers.
However Samsung is throwing that playbook out the door with the Galaxy Note9 because during the pre-order period (and time is running out on that!), it's offering the 512GB version for the price of the 128GB version.
If you were already pondering the 128GB model it's a nice uptick in your storage, but if you're after the 512GB, it's an effective $300 price cut, good for only a few hours more. From tomorrow, $1499 will buy you the 128GB model, but if you want 512GB, it'll cost you $1799.
It's even not too late if your wallet's looking angrily at you for suggesting you spend that much, with the same discount/extra storage available for the Note9 from all carriers.
Telstra is notable here, because pre-orders (and again, you'll have to be quick!) also score a free Samsung Tab A 8.0 (2017) along with its Note9.
With the Galaxy Note9 now widely available, here's what Aussie telcos are charging for the handset on a contract:
Still on the fence about the Galaxy Note9? Our comprehensive review of the Note9, covering its performance, battery, camera and the all-new S-Pen is available for you to read here.