Best Buy offers deal to make new Samsung Galaxy S9 slightly less unaffordable

Major carriers will soon be taking orders for the S9 and S9+.

What's happening?

Samsung's next flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the S9+, will officially go on sale on March 16, Samsung confirmed on Sunday.

The main rival to the iPhone, Samsung's new phone is offering improved camera capabilities on the S9 compared to the S8, gaining a super-slow-motion option and a lens that improves low-light photography, the BBC reports.

Richfield-based Best Buy announced it's offering a $100 discount for customers who pre-order the phone between March 2-16.

It's also offering a discount of up to $350 when you trade in an old model when preordering on Friday, March 2.

How much will it cost?

The cost of the S9 and S9+ will vary depending on which carrier you buy it from.

The Verge has broken it down below, noting that the best value options out there without trading in an old handset is from Xfinity Mobile, U.S. Cellular or direct from Samsung itself.

However, if you pre-order with Best Buy you can get $100 off if you sign up with a carrier, bringing down the price to $700 for the S9 and $830 for the S9+.

This means provided you take advantage of the preorder offer, Best Buy has the best deal out there.

What about trade-ins?

If you use Best Buy, you can get up to $350 off your new phone plus a $100 discount when you trade in and old model and preorder on March 2.

This can bring the cost of the S9 and S9+ to $350 and $480 respectively.

However, you only get the full $350 if the phone you're trading in is pretty new itself – we're talking iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, as well as the Galaxy 8, 

If you trade in an older phone you'll get a $300 or $150 credit. Here's the breakdown.

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