8 Best Deals From Samsung Week: Galaxy Phones, Tablets, Soundbars, and TVs
It’s Samsung’s 50th anniversary, and the company is celebrating it with a deals event that runs through November 1. Everything from Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy Z Fold4 folding smartphone to its QLED 8K Smart TV is on sale right now. Some items will stay discounted all week, but the company is offering a few exclusive daily deals until the event ends, so make sure to check back if the device you want isn’t on sale just yet. Here are a few of the best deals right now.
Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you’d like). Subscriptions help fund the work we do every day.
If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more.
A Note on Trade-In Deals
The deals we’ve picked below list the standard discount pricing if you do not have a device to trade in, but you can get a significantly lower price for nearly everything if you use Samsung’s trade-in program. Samsung accepts phones, tablets, and smartwatches from a variety of brands—in good condition and even if they’re cracked—so you have some options. However, you should always check whether you can get more for your device elsewhere first. We have a few recommendations on services and websites you can use right here. Make sure you factory reset your old device before you trade it in.
Note that Samsung says that if you do not send in your trade-in device, or if it doesn’t meet the eligibility requirements, the company “reserves the right to disable your new Samsung product remotely.”
Smartphone and Tablet Deals
Find more recommendations in our Best Android Phones and Best Tablets guides.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
The brand-new Fold4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is for anyone that wants to live on the bleeding edge of smartphone technology right now. You get a large tablet-like screen when you open this device up—great for multitasking with multiple app windows or for just watching your favorite show in bed. Close it up and you can still access normal phone functions on the exterior screen. It’s still a chunky device, but that’s a sacrifice you’ll have to make for all that tech. This deal is also available at Amazon.
I miss the dramatics of physically hanging up the phone at the end of a conversation. If you’re looking for that “slamming your phone shut” moment, the Flip4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) might be for you. It looks like a normal smartphone, but it folds in half to become a really compact device in your bag or pocket. And yes, you can end calls by closing the device shut.
Want to spend as little as possible? You can usually find the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (8/10, WIRED Recommends) on sale for around this price, but that doesn’t stop it from being a good deal. It’s got a bright, 120-Hz screen, more than a day of battery life, a decent camera, and soli performance. Plus, Samsung will support it with four OS upgrades and five years of security updates. That’s rare for a phone at this price.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the most extra Android tablet you can find. It’s positively massive with a 14.6-inch AMOLED screen, and it has all the high-end specs, like a 120-Hz screen refresh rate. Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Chipset too, so it has heaps of power. You can get some light work done with Samsung’s DeX mode. And while Android on a tablet has some quirks, Google has plans to improve the platform over the course of the year, so this machine will only get better with time. This deal is also available at Amazon.
The S8 Ultra is overkill, so most people should stick with the Tab S8+. You still get a large 12.4-inch AMOLED screen and many of the same specs as its pricier sibling. If you’re after a large-screen iPad Pro alternative, this is it. This deal is also available at Amazon.
TV and Soundbar Deals
Read our Best TVs and Best Soundbars guides for more.
Samsung HW-Q990B Soundbar
The HW-Q990B (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a terrible name for a product, but this is an amazing soundbar. The wireless Dolby Atmos sound can fill a room with clear dialogue and crisp music. It’s like a traditional home theater setup without all the complications.
It may sound vain, but the Samsung QN900B (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is really pretty. The screen is thin and yet you get an uncompromising visual spectacle. With its 8K resolution, you’re getting the most detailed, colorful picture and the highest quality processing out there. The only downside? Samsung’s interface isn’t great and there’s not much 8K content to consume … yet. This deal is also available at Amazon.
The Samsung QN90B (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is perfect for anyone with really bright rooms because this TV can get incredibly bright to eliminate pesky glares. The mini LED backlighting provides great contrast, it’s easy to set up, and it supports a 120-Hz screen refresh rate for all your favorite games. This deal is also available at Amazon.