Samsung’s Best Phone Of 2018 Is Now $520 Cheaper

Samsung’s Best Phone Of 2018 Is Now $520 Cheaper
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As we predicted, the street price of the Samsung Galaxy S9 has begun to plummet in the wake of the S10 launch. You can now get the device – which remains one of the best Android smartphones on the market – for well under $700, brand new. That’s a price drop of more than $500! Here are the details.

We spotted this ultra-low price over on the Aussie site Becextech. The deal includes one year warranty. It’s listed for $689 on the site, but you can bump that down to $679 by using the discount code “BXTAS10D” at checkout.

For those with short memory spans, the Galaxy S9 came out in 2018 and remains Samsung’s chief flagship. (The S10 doesn’t actually come out until March.) It boasts a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with a native resolution of 2960×1440 pixels, two rear-facing 12-megapixel cameras with a 960fps Super Slo Mo mode, IP68 dust and water resistance (up to 30 minutes submerged in fresh water), inbuilt NFC, Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back, Samsung Pay, wireless charging functionality, biometric authentication with iris scanning and a MicroSD slot.

Despite being nearly a year old, it remains one of the best smartphones that money can buy, particularly when it comes to mobile gaming and photography. For this price, it’s an absolute steal.

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It’s not just the Samsung Galaxy S9 that has come down in price either. Becextech has a range of other Galaxy phones on special, including the S9+ and Galaxy Note9.

There can be no doubt that the S10 is a better phone than its predecessor. But is it worth more than twice the price? That is highly debatable.

To see the full range of Samsung phones on offer, click here! (Remember to take an extra $10 off with the aforementioned discount code.)

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