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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 costs at least $850 in the US

Engadget logo Engadget 3/08/2016 Jon Fingas
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Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 have started in the US, and it's clear that you'll be paying a pretty penny for Samsung's pen-toting flagship phone. The best deals among major carriers are at Sprint and T-Mobile, where the Note 7 will cost $850 if you buy it outright -- it may be wiser to go with the installment plans ($35 monthly for 2 years at Sprint, $33 per month with $70 down at T-Mobile). AT&T will sell you the new Note for either $880 outright or $37 per month for 2 years, while our overlords at Verizon offer it for $864 up front or $36 per month over 2 years.

At least you'll get perks for ordering early. As a general rule, carriers are offering a free Gear Fit 2 or 256GB microSD card if you pre-order. AT&T will also give you a free Gear S2 or 99-cent Galaxy Tab E if you're willing to subscribe to a data plan for that second device, and buying a second qualifying Samsung device will score you $695 in bill credits. In T-Mobile's case, you can choose a year's worth of Netflix as your freebie if shows are more important than fitness or storage. While your bank account might be hurting by the time you leave the store, you might not have to go accessory shopping at the same time.

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