Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S20 lineup of phones, consisting of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra. Unlike previous years, preorders don’t start today. They’ll begin on Friday, February 21st at 12:01AM ET / 9:01PM PT. Launch day is Friday, March 6th.
This means that you have more time to reserve a spot in line for a preorder. If you reserve an unlocked or carrier-locked S20 series device from Samsung before preorders begin, then follow through by purchasing a phone, you’ll get a $35 credit that you can use on accessories and devices. That’s not a bad deal. Here are a few other reasons why you should consider preordering.
Reserve a Samsung Galaxy S20 series phone
In general, preordering is a good idea because it means you’ll get your phone on launch day — or earlier, in some cases. Another reason to consider it is because Samsung is offering some decent preorder incentives. So long as you place your order before March 6th, Samsung will give S20 buyers a $100 voucher to use at its online store. The S20 Plus will net you a $150 gift card, and the S20 Ultra comes with a $200 credit.
Additionally, starting February 21st you can trade in your old smartphone through Samsung, Best Buy, or the Shop Samsung phone app on Android or iOS and get up to $700 off the cost of your new S20 device.
Keep in mind that while carriers and retailers may offer their own individual incentives for your pre-order, you’ll be eligible for Samsung’s preorder credit no matter where you buy via the Shop Samsung app. Below, you’ll find all of the S20-related pre-order and trade-in info we’ve received from carriers and retailers.
The only configuration of the Galaxy S20 that Samsung offers in the US has 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (with 1TB of microSD storage). It costs $999.99 and you can pre-order it from Samsung directly. Right below, you’ll find a link to pre-order the unlocked version of the S20 at Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S20
Unlike the S20, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Plus comes in two configurations, one with 128GB of storage and another with 512GB of storage (both support up to 1TB of microSD storage). Prices start at $1,199 for the 128GB model and work up to $1,299 for the step-up phone with 512GB of internal storage space.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
The new S20 Ultra is the new high-end option in Samsung’s range of flagship phones this year. It’s more “Ultra” than the other S20 phones in a few ways. Check out our roundup that compares each and every spec of the new phones, but here are the highlights: it has a 6.9-inch display versus 6.7 inches in the S20 Plus. It also has a bigger 5,000mAh battery compared to the S20 Plus’ 4,500mAh battery and the S20’s 4,000mAh pack.
The crucial differences come down to the optional 16GB of RAM upgrade, and the 108MP wide-angle lens used in its four-lens array. This phone starts at $1,399, making it Samsung’s most expensive phone yet. Add more to that price if you want extra RAM or storage.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
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