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Black Friday Phone Predictions 2018: $150 Off Samsung Galaxy S9

Expect better deals on Android phones than on iPhones this year.
Black Friday Phone

As a rule, you'll get better deals on Android phones than on iPhones this Black Friday.

If you were hoping for a new Samsung Galaxy, you're out of luck. Samsung won't be launching new models until next year. Apple is releasing three new iPhones just in time for Black Friday, though; expect discounts on older models.

A word of warning: If you're planning to purchase any smartphone on a discounted installment plan and immediately pay it off, check the fine print. Some providers will charge the full price if you try to pay it off early.

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Black Friday iPhone Predictions

  • If you buy from Apple, expect full-price iPhones paired with a gift card
  • Stores like Walmart offer up to $300 in gift cards with last year's iPhones
  • T-Mobile could have buy one, get one deals on select models

Continue reading our predictions for Black Friday iPhone sales

Black Friday Android Smartphone Predictions

  • Android will see more discounts across the board than Apple iPhones
  • Android deals may run through December
  • You could get the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for $150 off

Continue reading our predictions for Black Friday Android smartphone sales

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NOTE: Recent tariffs could feasibly increase the prices of Chinese-sourced consumer electronics — including smartphones — in coming months. However, as of this writing, Apple has gone on record saying that consumers are not likely to be affected until 2019. It's reasonable to assume the situation is similar with non-Chinese Android brands like Samsung.

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Contributing Writer

Sean is a freelance writer and photojournalist working in the Hampton Roads region. He has been a writer, adventure motorcyclist, drag racer, data nerd, shade-tree mechanic, and tornado chaser. Recommend good beers to him on Twitter at @wxgeek.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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