Samsung Galaxy Note 9 official, T-Mobile will offer half-off deal


After months of leaks and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official.

While the Galaxy Note 9 may look similar to last year’s Galaxy Note 8, it’s gotten several notable updates over its predecessor. Those include the S Pen, which is one of the things that makes a Note a Note. The S Pen on the Galaxy Note 9 supports Bluetooth Low Energy to let you use it as a remote control for things like taking a photo, playing or pausing a song or video, or launch your favorite app with a long press. An S Pen Remote section in the Note 9’s Settings will let you customize the click feature in different apps.

The Galaxy Note 9 itself has some notable upgrades of its own. The Note 9’s screen is slightly larger than the Note 8’s, boasting a 6.4-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED screen compared to the Note 8’s 6.3-inch display. Samsung has also upgraded the processor inside the Galaxy Note 9, packing an octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor into its new flagship, and the battery has gotten a bump to 4000mAh.


The cameras on the Note 9 include a dual rear camera setup that’s similar to the one found on the Galaxy S9+. One of the 12MP sensors is a Dual Pixel, dual aperture camera with f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, and the other is a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. Also of note is Samsung’s Flaw Detection feature, which will alert you if it detects something wrong with the photo your just took, like if the image is blurry or if someone blinked. On the front of the Note 9 is an 8MP camera for all your selfie needs.

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Note 9 in 128GB and 512GB configurations, but both models will include a microSD card slot to let you add more storage if you need it. The 128GB model also comes equipped with 6GB of RAM, while the 512GB model gets a bump to 8GB of RAM.


Rounding out the spec list for Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 is Android 8.1 Oreo, NFC and MST for mobile payments, wireless charging, iris scanning, and a rear fingerprint reader that’s been moved to a spot below the rear camera to make it easier to reach. Samsung has also packed DeX into the Note 9, letting you connect the phone to an external display with an HDMI adapter along with a keyboard and mouse to get a PC-like experience. All of those features are packed into a body that offers IP68 water and dust resistance.

One other detail worth mentioning about today’s Galaxy Note 9 announcement is that Fortnite for Android is launching in beta this week and it’ll be available exclusively on Samsung devices at first. Specifically, it’ll work on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, S8 and S8+, S9 and S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4. Customers who buy a Note 9 or Tab S4 will get a special Galaxy skin. Fortnite for Android will be available on other devices in the next few days.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be sold in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, and Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen. Pricing will start at $999.99 for the 128GB model and go up to $1,249.99 for the 512GB version. Samsung will begin taking pre-orders for unlocked models at 12:01 am ET on August 10th, and the Note 9 will officially launch on August 24th.

On T-Mobile, the Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple color options. The new flagship will support T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage. T-Mo will begin taking pre-orders at 12:01 am ET on August 10th and will launch the Note 9 in stores on August 24th. Here’s how T-Mobile’s pricing for the new Note 9 breaks down:

  • 128GB Galaxy Note 9: $279.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months on EIP, $279.99 down and $29 per month for 18 months with JUMP! On Demand
  • 512GB Galaxy Note 9: $529.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months on EIP, $529.99 down and $26 per month for 18 months with JUMP! On Demand

Customers who pre-order a Galaxy Note 9 will get a free gift from Samsung. The options include a pair of AKG noise-canceling wireless headphones or a Fortnite game bundle worth $150. Customers also have the option of getting both gifts for an extra $99.

T-Mobile today also announced a special deal that’ll get you one Galaxy Note 9 for up to half off when you trade-in an eligible Samsung device. The discount you get will be applied as 24 monthly bill credits. The devices that are eligible for trade-in are:

$500 off

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5

$250 off

  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport


Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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  • Trevnerdio

    What about those of us crazy enough to trade in an S9+? ;) You wanna give us $600 off??

    • PC_Tool

      Kinda surprised it wasn’t on the list, actually.

  • npaladin2000

    I wonder if they’ll take a Galaxy S8+ dual-SIM version for the $500 off? I’ve got one sitting around doing nothing,

    Side-note, blue and purple only? I was most looking forward to the black or copper. I like the blue but I’m not sure I’m feeling the yellow pen.

    • Tony Yayo

      Why wouldn’t they? I’ve never heard of a promo being carrier-locked for the trade-in. Would defeat the purpose of getting people to switch, no?

  • StarMenace

    Is it possible to trade in an S8 with a cracked screen?

    • Bob

      Nope, I tried that and for the full $500, the phone needs to be pristine.

  • pda96

    Anyone can qualify or is this only for Unlimited customers?

  • Edwin Rodriguez

    But just a heads up up for tho who want to use jod on the note 8 , they want 279 down just for you monthly bill to be 29 monthly then 30 monthly which makes no sense to me. They should give us the option if we want to pay less or more no them

    • PC_Tool

      At this point, JoD isn’t really seeming like a deal at all. Next time I buy a phone from TMo, I’ll probably drop JoD completely.

      • Edwin Rodriguez

        I think that what they want , they want customers to drop it because they were trying to get rid of it be4

        • PC_Tool

          It doesn’t really benefit us now. it’s not cheaper, it requires a down-payment…there’s almost no point to it at all now.

          Smaller monthly payments, no down payment…and you get to trade your phone up to the next one for $500 off. Sounds better than JoD in every way at this point.

        • Edwin Rodriguez

          You get half off in 24 monthly payment read the small print

        • PC_Tool

          On EIP it’s the same thing, since the length of the EIP is the same as the bill credits. The only way it would make a difference is if you had to pay the $1000 up-front and got the credits over 24 months – but that’t not the case here.

          You’re still not paying a down-payment and the phone is, as you state, basically half-off.

        • Edwin Rodriguez

          I’m just saying if u can live with that then it’s your choice

        • Edwin Rodriguez

          But if u can live with that then it’s your right

        • Jeremy Turnley

          Next time you go to trade in, ask for the buyback price – last year when I traded from S8 to Note 8 I was able to buy the S8 back for $154. That’s the real benefit of JoD at this point.

        • PC_Tool

          How much had you already paid? My guess would be that the $154 was the difference between what you’d paid and the retail price when you entered into JoD with it.

        • Jeremy Turnley

          Bought it at launch in April, first payment a month later, so May. Note 8 came out in August. $30 per month x 4 months, plus $154 for buyback = less than $300 total for a phone that was still selling for more than twice that new. Depreciation on Android phones is insane, and JoD let’s you take advantage of that if you know to ask.

        • Acdc1a

          It never benefitted anyone except T-Mobile. A way to keep everyone who was tech savvy locked into their service. With churn rates at under 1% it’s no longer necessary.

      • Kevna

        It’s still cheaper on JOD if you upgrade once a year vs EIP. It would cost you $562 after 12 months on JOD and $640 on EIP

      • J.J.

        Yup that’s why i left after my v20 and Bought my note 8 financed with Samsung. As amends for the n7 debacle i was able to trade in a iPhone 5 that i just bought for $99 (if i remember correctly) for like $450. Monthly was only $22. Now i only owe a few hundred on my n8 which i will sell and have a few hundred left over to go toward the n9

        • PC_Tool

          Yeah, I bought my P2Xl outright, but am still carrying a JoD device with T-Mo, basically just holding out hope.

          I think I’m done with that.

    • Mike Sage

      With JOD it’s:

      $81.99 down and $40 per month for 18 months on JUMP! On Demand.

      I am annoyed at any down payment since there’s not supposed to be downs on “base models” which technically is the 128Gb. But since they aren’t allowing JOD on 512Gb they can weasel around the down payment.

      I agree we should be able to choose zero down and a few bux more monthly. Down payments on a leased phone equals money down the toilet if you plan to trade it in later.

      • Jeremy Turnley

        That changed as of January this year, any phone over $900 can exempt from the no down payment clause. This is the first phone that meets that qualification this year.

      • Bill P

        FYI – the $81.99 down is for “Well Qualified” customers. I’ve been with T-Mobile for 17 yrs, and have been back and forth with the special reps on Twitter yesterday and today, and brought this up to them. This is what I was told – I do not qualify as a “Well Qualified” customer, even though I have never had a service interruption and have been on autopay for quite some time, because the credit used is when you opened your account. So, I was able to get a new car with no money down and a seriously low interest rate in Nov, but able to get the lower down payment with T-Mobile because of my credit score 17 years ago.

  • Hector Fuentes

    Does this require to add a line to qualify?

    • psychoace


  • Vlad

    Is this correct prices for JOD?
    T-Mobile doesn’t have any info on JOD prices

    • Edwin Rodriguez

      Check on Twitter , that what the T-Mobile rep told me , jod and eip have the same down payment

      • Vlad

        Yes, JOD always had low or zero down payment, but like you said, T-Mobile rep do not have all the info. I was just told that there’s no difference, 279 down payment on both
        It would be really bad, since leasing the phone with 279 down payment is useless and crazy BS.

        • Edwin Rodriguez

          Agree the whole point of jod is to get a new phone now and pay in monthly payment

        • Vlad

          I would be very upset… Wanted to jump, but throwing out almost 300 dollars is ridiculous.

        • Iphart

          The whole point of JOD is the never ending monthly payments.
          As very few people buy the phone at the end of 18 months.

  • SirMakoto

    the last paragraph looks to be incorrect. the deal should be a straight 50% off with eligible trade in, not when you need to buy one first and then the 2nd is 50% off with trade in, big difference.

    • Alex Wagner

      Yep, thanks. Some things got mixed up, but I’ve updated the post.

      • pda96

        For pre-orders, it’s just a straight up 50% off with certain trade-ins. Later, when the phone is available in stores, TMO will have the “buy one get one half off” promo.

  • Vlad

    So any info? Is it 279 or 81.99 on JOD?

    • Edwin Rodriguez


      • Mike Sage

        It doesn’t seem likely that Tmonews just pulled $81.99 out of the air.

    • Alex Wagner

      The info in the post is what I got directly from T-Mobile following the Note 9 announcement. I’ve reached out to them for clarification.

      • Vlad

        Just received confirmation from Twitter rep. He checked my account said it depends on credit rating and history. For me it’s 81.99 and 40 monthly. It’s the lowest down payment available for this phone on JOD right now.

        • steadymobb

          I’ll let you know if that’s actually true

  • MindFog2287

    Damn. $500 trade in for my Note5? That kinda changes everything…

    • sickofthepolitics

      Yeah me too with my S7E. I was going to hold out for the 10 since the 9 in iterative, but for that price it would be worth it!

    • Philip

      Yah me too. Was going to just get the S9+, but I dont think I can get my Note 5 for $500 these days.

    • its4us2think

      Yes, it is unbeatable for Note5 users, I hope it is available for simple choice customers (old plans). Also, no other conditions.

      • pda96

        I called TMO this afternoon and was told it’s available to “everyone with any plan”. Let’s hope I got the correct info.


      What you guys are forgetting is Samsung KNOWS the Note 9 is not worth $1K. They know if they sell it for $600, that I bet you they are still making a profit (not much but they will). They also know that in 3 months or maybe even less they will give additional discounts on it. I just bought a Glaxy S9+ from Samsung Unlocked for $590 and the phone came out at $800 I think. They say you get $500, but they know their Note 9 should be sold for around $600-$650

  • steadymobb

    I qualify $0 jod – but I have a very long tenure. They said it’s extemely rare

    • Quan Tra

      Did you asked on twitter or over the phone?

      • steadymobb

        twitter. Only a very small percentage qualify, and it’s not the reps fault that you don’t, so please try to be nice to them.

        • Quan Tra

          Ladies and gentlemen, steadymobb is special :)

    • Edwin Rodriguez

      How did they found out when they say they can check because in the system the phone information isn’t updated

      • steadymobb

        Not sure. I have the message saved from tforce… I’ll prob check again later tonight or tomorrow once it goes live just to double check

        • Mike Sage

          I was told the same thing about my account getting 0 down. But then shortly after the rep messaged me back to tell me that wasn’t correct and its 81.99 down.

          “Hi Michael! I wanted to reach out really quick, we just got an update. The Note 9 is going be to be $81.99 down for our well qualified customers, I’m afraid it can’t be $0 down at this time. I apologize for this disappointing news! But, you’ll pay just the $81.99 and sales tax up front. I can message you in a few hours and we can place the order together, so I can waive the shipping for ya too. I’m so sorry about the misquote!”

  • tshirtguy

    OK…so 279 down. 30/month for 24 months, less the $20.88 bill credit for the $500 trade in.
    So with the Note 5 trade in, it’ll be $9.12 month for 24 months plus the down payment?

  • notedagain

    2 questions: (1) If I trade in my Note 5 for the 512GB version of Note 9, do I get $500 or $625 off? (2) Is there a time limit for the trade-in promotion? I called Tmo but the rep I talked to didn’t have a clue.

    • Bklynman

      Where do see $625.00?

  • Dante Farrar

    Anyone have any idea of why the black color way isn’t being offered? Or when it will be?

    • Bklynman

      Because that how Tmo is,when V30 came out,it had like 6 colors,Tmo only sold the silver and black one,I am surprise Tmo is giving us a choice of 2 colors!! Most of the time it be black,white or silver.

      • Dante Farrar

        This is unfortunate… I was prepared to order one. Oh well…

        • Sandy

          More people wanting something unique and different probably. If you put a case on it you won’t be able to tell if it’s black blue or purple though

        • Dante Farrar

          Except for the blue/purple finger print scanner peeking through. This really sucks.

  • J.J.

    Just Ordered unlocked ocean 128gb from Samsung site . Just bought a used lg g6 for $160 to get $300 off on trade in. Totalling $748 after tax. Plus Will sell the free headphones for at least $100. Just rather not deal with the bill credit headache!

  • Dante Farrar

    Just confirmed that I qualify for the $81.99, but I only want the midnight black one….

  • Philip

    I can’t do it on the website to do the $500 off for my Note 5. How about you? I only see its worth $57 for my Note 5.

  • Omegajb

    I really liked the Note 8 deal they had with pre-orders, it was buy one, get one plus a 360 camera, wireless charger and memory card. If you did it properly, you could cancel the other line after 1 month, sell the second phone on eBay and pay off the original phone. It was almost as if T-Mobile paid me to get the phone.
    This deal looks good, but not as good as the Note 8.

  • Jorge Alberto

    Just Ordered Ocean blue 128gb with Jump on Demand and was $279 down.

    • SneakyPete

      Me too.

  • Daniel

    Can I do the trade in credit ($500) if I am doing a JOD? Or ONLY for EIP???

    • Daniel

      I have an older SGS7 I can turn in….but I have JOD.

  • pablostation

    So the deal is kinda horse poop. You can trade in your $500 phone credit for the $1000 note. But you still gotta pay a down payment of $279 ($375 with tax). But then you won’t see the credit for two billing cycles. Then you only pay like $6 per month for 24 months, plus whatever your service is. That down payment is a bit hard to swallow. I’d rather just get a one plus 6….

    • Philip

      Its about $10 for 24 months.

  • Peter Mellenjello

    I can’t lie gents I just got off the phone and I was able to pre-order the blue note 9….Here’s the best part since I’ve been with t mobile before it was even t-mobile lol I didn’t have to come up with a down payment plus T mobile will credit me 180.00 and that will be my down payment for them!!!!!!

    T mobile is awesome! !

    • pablostation

      Better luck then I had with a rep…

      • Peter Mellenjello

        Call different reps and hopefully you will get the best one!!

        • pablostation

          How did you get the $180 credit, if you don’t mind me asking? I’ve been with them about 7 years now..

        • Peter Mellenjello

          Really and I’m being honest I told them I didn’t want to put down that much money and we went around and around until it worked out….

        • pablostation

          Thats awesome, congrats on that!
          I don’t see too often that someone actually got a deal on a phone like this. Isn’t it kinda sad that we have to negotiate like we’re buying a damn car?!

    • CAL_08

      How long have you been with them? Just curious as I’ve been with them since 2002 which is the year they took on that name over VoiceStream.

      • Peter Mellenjello

        Probably around the same time….I was with them when they were called Cingular mobile lol a long long time ago…..

        • Cingular = ATT

        • Peter Mellenjello

          Hmmmm I’ve never been with ATT but I know for sure it wasn’t call tmobile yet…


      I am just wondering, how many lines you have with T-Mobile and are you on the TMOBILE ONE plan? I have been with T-Mobile since they were VoiceStream (around 14-15 years). I have 9 lines and my plan is an old plan. My bill is around $160ish a month. I know if I call, I won’t get any type of discount since my monthly bill is not $200+. However, anything you can think of that helped you get this discount?

      • Peter Mellenjello

        I have 3 lines and my bill each month is around 180.00…..As far as discounts you have to call probably more than 3 times until you get a rep that can actually make something happen. .

  • Jerry Rich

    How do you get the free headphones from Samsung if you pre-order from T Mobile?

  • ” J.D. “

    Hey – T-Mobile You gotta be kidding me with these out of pocket down payments – 279 down + Tax or 529 down + tax ?? I guess pre orders were way off what you expected.. And only 2 colors ?? / I hope you come up with some kind of reduced price on this like real fast currently i’m on the note 8 waiting for the Note 10 i’m also a loyal customer for 8yr’s . Guy’s I Hope you have a plan cause these big downs are driving customers away …which we know from speaking to a lot of them in store & friends that are customers > DO SOMETHING FAST PLEASE !!!! ,,/(òÓ,),,/ ( Keep me in the Know ) Thank’s J.D.

  • Matthew Gies

    the only thing new is a bluetooth pen (and higher specs).. don’t get me wrong that’s awesome but for that price? lolololololol