T-Mobile reveals Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra pricing and deals

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Hot on the heels of Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, T-Mobile has confirmed that it’ll carry both devices.

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will be available for pre-order from T-Mobile starting Friday, August 7, at 5:00 am PT / 8:00 am ET. The Note 20 will be available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, or Mystic Gray color options while the Note 20 Ultra will come in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.

Here’s the EIP and JUMP! On Demand/Sprint Flex Lease pricing info for the new Note 20 phones:

  • 128GB Galaxy Note 20: $0 down and $41.67 per month for 24 months on EIP, $249.99 down and 18 monthly payments of $31.00 for JOD/Sprint Flex, or $999.99 full retail
  • 128GB Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: $0 down and $54.17 per month for 24 months on EIP, $549.99 down and 18 payments of $28.00 each on JOD/Sprint Flex, or $1,299.99 full retail
  • 512GB Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: $149.99 down and $54.17 per month for 24 months on EIP, $699.99 down and $26.00 per month for 18 months on JOD/Sprint Flex, or $1,449.99 full retail

T-Mobile will have two deals available on the new Samsung phones if you’d like to save some cash on them. First up, you can buy a Galaxy Note 20 and get another free or up to $1000 off a second qualifying Galaxy phone when you add a line. The devices eligible for this deal include the Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy S10 series, and Note 10 series.

This deal is available to both new and existing customers and requires that the phones be purchased on a monthly payment plan.

T-Mo is also offering up to $500 off a Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, or Galaxy Z Flip 5G when you trade in a qualifying device. Like the new line deal, this one also required you to buy your phone on a monthly payment plan.

Folks who do buy a Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra can take advantage of a Samsung.com deal that offers up to $150 in Samsung credit when you pre-order one of the new Note phones.

One final T-Mobile-specific detail to note about the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is that both phones can access T-Mo’s entire 5G layer cake. That means that they can access the 600MHz, 2.5GHz, and mmWave parts of T-Mobile’s 5G network.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • kev2684

    any list of qualifying trade ins?

    • Alex Wagner

      Working to get that info from T-Mobile. Will update the post when I learn more.

      • TEKHD

        • Get $500 back when you trade in:

        o Apple: iPhone 11 ONLY, XS series, XR, X, 8 series

        o Samsung: Galaxy S9 series, Note9, Galaxy S10 series, Note10 series

        o Google: Pixel 4, 4XL

        o OnePlus: 7T Pro McLaren, 7T, 8, 8 Pro

        o LG: V60 ThinQ

        • Get $300 back when you trade in:

        o Apple: 7 series

        o Samsung: Galaxy S8 series, Note8, Galaxy S7 series

        o Google: Pixel 3a, 3a XL, 3, 3XL

        o OnePlus: 7, 7 Pro, 6, 6T

        o LG: G8 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ

        • MindFog2287

          I just did the trade-in calculator at Samsung on my Note 9. They’re offering $550 + $100 in Samsung credit.

  • zapote21

    Any word on the S7+?

    • TEKHD

      Also waiting for Tab S7+ 5G Release Date…

  • Joe

    Does Samsung really think these phones will sell for these crazy prices? Just wait 4 months and you can pick them up for $400-500 discount.

  • Vlad

    What about JOD pricing?
    Is it same joke as last time for S20 for 650 down payment?

    • Greg

      The S20 JOD pricing was ridiculous. I ended up getting the A71 because I refuse to put that much down. I hope they use more common sense on the Note.

      • BoricuaBoy88

        Hello from the future to inform you that JOD is officially irrelevant as a financing option in 2020 and beyond. Samsung and Apple saw to that by hyperinflating the market with overpriced phones that forced the carriers to have to cover their financial butts by passing on the expense onto us, the consumer. As much as T-Mo likes to brand themseves as the ”Un-carrier”, this is a heavily anti-consumer move here. I totally understand that they really didn’t have a choice in the matter, but it doesn’t make it suck any less.

    • Alex Wagner

      Just updated the post with JOD pricing for the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

  • fyah

    Better deal on the ultra with 512GB.

  • SIMO

    Are these JOD down payments some kind of joke? Seriously WTF?

    • drcaveman

      Agreed

      • SIMO

        It’s like they’re canceling JOD without officially canceling it. The down payments are absolutely asinine and completely defeat the purpose of JOD.

        • Vlad

          Exactly, I could not do jod last time on S20, same ridiculous down payment. Now it’s obvious, jod would be gone after this phone. Now my lease coming to the end on s10+. Will most probably pay off the phone and trade it for Note 20 ultra.

        • Jason Reed

          I had every Samsung phone from the original Epic 4g on Sprint. Due to the crappy Downpayments, I jumped to the LG v60 and this is one of my favorite phones I have ever owned. I love the dual screen, great for playing games and being on discord at the same time.

        • drcaveman

          I have 7 more payments left on my Note 10+ then I believe a final payment of $140, after I’ve paid the note 10+ off probably start only financing from Samsung directly. Probably go unlocked as well so I can keep my options open as well. I might even take the plunge and tried the z fold, although not the 2. I’d wait for the 3.

          Of course the other option is to just do a JOD to the cheap oneplus 8, then return it in the 14 day window to get out of the JOD contract.

        • steadymobb

          It’s been like this for a while now. Ever since phones started being $800+

        • InTheMuff

          Do you get the money back for JOD? Or do you give tmobile that money to rent the phone and never get it back

        • BoricuaBoy88

          From what I remember, T-Mo kept the money. The difference between Jump and Jump on Demand was how frequently you were able to upgrade devices. With regular Jump, it was twice per year, provided you paid off at least half of the phone’s leased value, and you had a down payment for any upgrade, with 2 year lease agreements. It eventually got expanded to allow for three upgrades per year. JOD started with zero down payments for base spec devices (Only tax was charged upfront), and modest down payments for higher spec variants, with 18 month lease agreements, where at the 18th month of payments, you were charged the remainder of the balance as a balloon payment, with the additional options to refinance and spread out the remaining balance over additional months, or trade in the device and start anew with another phone. I also don’t believe JOD forced you to pay off any certain minimum balance. You could just trade your device in once a month, transfer the balance to a new lease, and keep it pushing. It really was the most practical deal in wireless at the time. It since got progressively worse with T-Mo imposing mandatory down payments once they saw flagship phones creep closer to a grand MSRP, with those payments heavily inflating in tandem with the MSRPs. Today it’s virtually useless unless you really must have the latest and greatest, and even then, it’s more prudent to wait for sales and the used market to expand. Those ”down payments” should be called what they essentially are now: Security deposits meant to cover T-Mo’s financial ass.

        • BoricuaBoy88

          Yeah, they’re essentially heavily discouraging JOD. You can tell they don’t want to support it anymore, but want to avoid a legal fiasco. Ever since Samsung and Apple broke the 900 flagship price barrier, all the carriers had to scramble and do preemptive damage control. Sadly, it got passed onto us consumers, as pretty much everything companies do tend to. JOD is officially obsolete in 2020. I still have it only because I hadn’t used it in a few years, and never bothered to get rid of it. Now may have to be that time. It really was the best deal in wireless when it first debuted. Times changed.

  • Francisco Peña

    oh snap. with that $500 trade in, I think I’ll skip the S20+ and get this. Always loved the pen. anyone know if waterproof, even with the pen?

    EDIT. Oh doublt snap no. No SD card slot on the Note20? Guess its the S20+ now.

    • Christopher Hoy

      im sure it is!

    • Stephen Lee

      The Ultra should have a MicroSD slot

      • Francisco Peña

        yeah, but $500 N20 sounds better than the N20U price.

        • Stephen Lee

          if you’re willing to go 1200 for the s20+ why not go 1300 for the note 20 Ultra and get a faster processor, UFS 3.1 etc?

        • Francisco Peña

          Yeah, I’ve been debating it. REset my S9 to see how zippy it would be again. Still debating. I want it but we will see.

    • BoricuaBoy88

      You’re still saving $500 off the Ultra, though, with whatever you’re planning on trading in. $800 for what is normally a $1300 phone with all the features you’re looking for is a steal no matter how you cut it.

  • carlos quintanilla

    Got the Note 20 ultra 128gb, 45mm galaxy watch3 and Galaxy buds live for $1103.57 after note10+ trade in and discounts from Samsung. Happy with this price for everything.

    • BoricuaBoy88

      That’s not bad. Saving money on the MSRP for the phone, plus the watch and beans? Teach us your secrets, lol. No, seriously, congrats. Hell of a deal.

  • mreveryphone

    Already pre-ordered bronze ultra from Samsung. Decided to grab the ear beans and that controller with the credits.

  • Am I wrong in thinking you get a better deal trading in with Samsung than with T-Mobile? Looks like it’s $749 if I trade in my Note 9 at Samsung vs $799 at T-Mobile. And either way you get the preorder bonuses.

    • g2a5b0e

      You’re not wrong. I’ve only bought my phones directly through Samsung since the Note 7. Plus, with their financing, I put nothing down & interest free for 24 months.

      • thanks for the reply. waiting on a call back from T-Mobile but unless they talk me into it somehow, I’m gonna just order from Samsung this time around

      • BoricuaBoy88

        They’re incredibly strict with their credit checks, though. You have to have immaculate credit for Samsung to approve you for lease financing. T-Mo isn’t as harsh from my experience.

        • g2a5b0e

          You’re probably right about them having higher standards than T-Mobile, but while my credit was pretty solid when I got the card, it was far from immaculate.

        • BoricuaBoy88

          I’ve never had such luck. I tried once when the Note 9 and Note 10+ came out, and was promply rejected both times. Even got letters delivered weeks later explaining why. It felt like a slap in the face, saying that my money wasn’t good enough just because I had some debt to my name. I may try again once I get my credit card paid off in full, which I’m still working on, but until then I have to rely on the used and third-party market for newer devices. I really don’t want to have to pay full price for any of these phones. They’re really not worth the initial asking prices. I can wait for the Note 20 Ultra anyway. I just bought a brand new 512GB Note 9 for $600, no questions asked, and am loving it. Had my heart set on it for the last two years. (Wasn’t a fan of the 10+) Being patient really is the best approach with these things. They don’t hold their value for long.

    • SIMO

      You’re not wrong. T-Mobile has lost its mind, especially when it comes to massive JOD down payments that complete defeat the purpose.

      • Jason Reed

        JoD has been dead on arrival for a few years now. I jumped to the LG v60 Dual screen and I think I will stay there for a while until my jump is paid off. It is my favorite phone I have ever jumped to.

    • Marcelo_L

      How do you get that $749 at Samsung is better than $799 with TMo? Or am I missing that some other goodies come from Samsung with that lower trade-in price?

      • Just off price alone… It’s $50 less. I don’t mind paying up front. I just want the least possible overall price.

    • MindFog2287

      Yes. I’m going to trade in my Note 9 for the Note 20. Samsung says I get $550 + $100 Samsung Credit for it which they say I can apply to my son’s Xbox Game Pass. So it’s like $650 for my Note 9. Better deal than T-Mobile. I almost took the $350 trade in for the OnePlus 8 5G and I’m glad now that I waited!

      • BoricuaBoy88

        Only way I would say that is at all a good arrangement is if you’re getting the Note 20 Ultra. Saving money should be the top priority given how ludicrously expensive these phones are getting. I may not like the new direction Samsung is taking wanting to be more like Apple, but there is just no getting around the fact that the regular Note 20 is a gimped, overpriced embarrassment. No phone with mostly mid-tier specs and a plastic casing should cost anywhere near a thousand dollars before tax. My two cents.

        • InTheMuff

          I agree with you BB88.
          Samsung is losing their way with the note series

        • BoricuaBoy88

          Honestly, if they’re going to keep creeping the price higher and higher, then they might as well just say screw it, and merge the Note and Fold series into one. $2000 for a phone is still nuts, but waiting for a sale is already standard practice. Plus, Samsung would save a bunch of money with less R&D and marketing required to where over time, the price should flatten out. They won’t do that though. They’d rather keep bringing out more and more models and charge us a premium to be basically beta testers for some and early adopters for others. Apple lives in their heads rent free.

        • MindFog2287

          I generally buy cheaper phones, but have always loved the Note series. I had a OnePlus 6T for 18 months and bought the Note9 used.

          The Note 20 is ~$350 after all the discounts and trade-in. The Note 20 Ultra would be ~$750. I have never paid over $400 for a phone after trade-in and can’t really justify it in my budget.

          The Note 20 will be a nice 5G upgrade from my Note9 and will give me three more years of OS updates. I get that I’m supporting a “gimped” Note, but the Note 20 is within my preferred price range after the promos. The Ultra isn’t, even though it’s an amazing device.

        • BoricuaBoy88

          If you want some good advice, I say wait. Don’t rush out to buy one at launch. If you wait even as little as 2-3 months post launch, you can usually get a pretty good discount on them. If you’re willing to wait close to a year, you can save even more because of how fast Android phones depreciate in value. Granted, I may have had to wait two years post release for my Note 9, but I still walked away with a brand new high-end phone for $600 as a reward, rather than the $1250 I would have had to pay in 2018. (I got the 512GB variant. Also came in blue. Samsung 2018 > Samsung 2020) The regular 128GB Note 9 came out at $1000, and is still a far better deal than the vanilla Note 20, especially now that you can find a brand new one for around $400. The Note was always the most expensive phone in Samsung’s lineup. Even more so today. If you’re trying to stay under a strict budget, and don’t want an older model, I’m not sure that the Note series is right for you. You can get more than the vanilla Note 20 offers for less if you go for a true mid-tier phone from another brand. Good luck.

        • MindFog2287

          I get your point, but I’m not sure why I’d buy a mid-tier phone when I can get all the features I want in a phone for ~$350 after my trade-in? It seems the only real issue is that I’m “encouraging” Samsung hobbling their phones. :(

          On Swappa, the Note 9 is getting about $350. So even if I look at a $700 phone, I don’t know what is out there that ticks all the boxes that the Note 20 does, assuming I buy another Samsung. I’ve bought plenty of other brands of phone over the last decade or so. The only brand that I seem to never have any issues with is Samsung, so I think I’m sticking with them.

          I want to get on the 5G bandwagon. It’s rolling out here, and I think the standalone 5G will be useful in areas where I travel and don’t get service now, at least according to what T-Mobile is saying.

        • Pookie

          You never seem to have any issues with Samsung??? Remember the Note 7 debacle? Maybe you didn’t own the Note 7, but that was a painful event in my life. I still hurt when I think about it. I really need a hug right now. That was the best phone ever! I only wish i had more forethought to find a way to preserve my phone. To that end, as a precautionary measure, I returned my original Note 7 during the initial recall. My original and the subsequent replacement Note 7 never exhibited signs of battery issues or overheating. The few incidents that did occur were overplayed and over-hyped by the media. The issue then became politicized and the government had to find a way to save us from our exploding phones. This resulted in a second recall being issued from Samsung and the Note 7 was canceled. I refused to participate in the second recall which handicapped and then finally killed my phone with OTA updates. The updates reduced and then finally ended the phone’s ability to charge. I continue to own Samsung phones, (Galaxy Note 9, considering Note 20 Ultra), but I dare not forget history. Samsung has been solid aside from the Note 7, but I will not let my guard down.

        • MindFog2287

          I think that was an extreme circumstance. Think of the volume of phones Samsung puts out and you never hear of the generation-over-generation issues that you hear with some Apple devices or LG, which I experienced with several phones. This was an apparent design issue that wasn’t caught until it affected an extremely limited number of phones, and then the media ran away with it.

          I ended up with the Ultra. I’ve never spent this much money on a phone before and although I’m not having buyer’s remorse by any means (I *love* this phone), even with the $550 trade in and the $130 or so I’m going to make on the buds on eBay, I’m still kinda cringing thinking how much I spent for it. But I figured I’ll have it for three years, so I might as well have a phone I love.

      • the martian ambassador

        If you don’t want to add a line, the deals direct from Samsung are usually better. I got a Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch for free with my 512GB Note 9, plus a wireless charger.

  • Marcelo Portillo

    Why do we need to get an extra line to get a free one? Is kinda stupid…

    • dcmanryan

      Because T-Mobile does not get free phones and by you adding a line they basically have you under a 24 month contract.

  • pda96

    I have absolutely no desire to buy the Note 20 or S20 for that matter. My S10+ will serve me well for the next 3 years, at least.

    • Android_God

      You totally totally totally want that phone!

    • Josh Schoonover

      Samsung confirmed that it’ll finally be offering 3 years of updates, so the S10 lineup will get Android 11, and then Android 12. I sent the S20 back the day after I got it, since it didn’t stack up well enough to justify keeping it.

  • Joe

    My dad and I just got the s20 plus for $500 off last month. Tmobile had a BOGO up to $500 and at the same time they had a add a line for free which is how current customers could take advantage of the BOGO.

  • Android_God

    Nice moobs!

  • InTheMuff

    Those jump on demand prices are outrageous…….

    Off topic, does anyone have an unlocked note 9 still waiting on UI2.1?

    • BoricuaBoy88

      Me. I really wanted a Note 9, and found a great deal on a brand new unlocked 512GB variant. I really was not a fan of the Note 10+, and that went far deeper than just the removal of the headphone jack. I’m unfortunately still on grandfathered JOD as well. It was incredibly convenient when it was first introduced years ago, because it didn’t have any down payments for base spec models, but once T-Mo phased that benefit out and imposed down payments for all devices, Jump on Demand really lost its practicality, aside from being able to upgrade devices more often than regular Jump. Not sure how their modern EIP’s work, but if they still allow for at least two upgrades per year, then that’s the way to go moving forward. If not, then I fail to understand what the whole point of ever having invented Jump and JOD was in the first place.

      • InTheMuff

        You never mentioned if you received the 2.1ui update.
        I’m still waiting. And I’m on June’s security patch

        • BoricuaBoy88

          I did. I led in with “me”, lol.
          I’ve been checking periodically, but no luck so far. Ironic, considering that I had always heard unlocked phones got updates quicker than carrier locked models. It is what it is, though.

        • InTheMuff

          Ok I misread it.
          Yeah, just gotta keep waiting

  • Philip

    I have the Note 8 and finally 24/24 install is done end of this month. Yes, I did get it for 50% off with this deal. Would you do this again?

  • MindFog2287

    If I buy direct from Samsung for the better trade-in and Samsung store credit, is there any drawback to buying the unlocked one vs. the T-Mo carrier version for the phone itself? Is there better integration with T-Mo or something in regard to bands or wifi calling? Not planning on leaving T-Mo at the moment, but you never know.

    • xXGrayfox

      Unlocked is always best. No bloatware

      • MindFog2287

        Yeah, I get it, but I’ve been generally OK with T-Mobile’s minimum bloatware. I’m more concerned about the technical side of it.

    • InTheMuff

      On my unlocked note 9 the only thing I didnt have was the video call option on the call screen. Oh and DIGITS but that doesnt exist anymore.
      The video call option wasnt an issue bc theres plenty of ways to do that anyway.
      Everything else was there, all the bands, etc….
      You can always flash your phone to have it running tmobile software anyway.
      Unlocked is the way to go.
      Fyi! I have noticed software updates do come at different times, I’m still waiting on ui2.1 while the carrier version of note9 already got it.
      Samsung covers all the bases with their unlocked models, you dont have to worry .

      • MindFog2287

        I ordered the T-Mo one but maybe I will cancel it and get the unlocked one then. I actually just signed up for a DIGITS number two days ago for T-Mo’s new Scam Block. I guess I probably wouldn’t have that either with an unlocked phone? Maybe I’ll call and ask if unlocked phones can use Scam Block.

        • InTheMuff

          Yeah, my phone is constantly labeling calls as scams, I get that feature.
          I thought DIGITS went away I guess I’m wrong.
          Oh, btw, on the call screen it now shows duo as the video call option, I didnt do that either…..
          I prefer unlocked models now, but I’ve had tmobile versions too they’re fine.
          More versatility with unlocked

        • izick

          Less waiting on updates from T-Mobile. I will say that my only concern is about their name dedicated 5G network (without the need for LTE to set up the 5G connection and provide uploads).

    • Vlad

      I was thinking about same thing. Suggest you buy tmobile version. If you need to, can always unlock it later very easily.
      Unlocked won’t have video calling that is built in tmobile dialer app.
      And tmobile version will work a little bit better on tmobile bands, and new 5g. They do extra optimization.
      Unlocked it’s more like generic version. It works on all carriers, but not optimized for any one in particular.

      • MindFog2287

        Yeah, I’ve decided to stick to the T-Mo version. I’m planning on staying with them anyway.

      • Philip

        Yes, no video on Tmo if you dont use their phone … BUT every Android phone got Duo and you can use that. I use FB messenger and Whatspp for Video too.

  • Corey Jalette

    Those JOD prices are ridiculous. Wtf are they thinking?!

  • Jazzyjeff215

    the trade in deal would be alot better if the 500 off was instant like how samsung does it . and down payment would be more reasonable and monthly payments would still be low. in order to get the note 20 ultra they want over 600 for the down payment that’s ridiculous. credits via monthly credits is wack as well

  • Philip

    Two years ago we got the Note 8 and its $500 off if you do 2 yr contract and no new lines. We are not doing any more EIP.