Here’s where you can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S20

If you’re hoping to score a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra on launch day (Friday, March 6th), it’s a good idea to preorder one. As for when you’ll be able to do that, retailers and carrier stores will accept orders starting Friday, February 21st at 12:01AM ET / 9:01PM PT (on Thursday, February 20th).

There’s still some time before you can order, but you can reserve a spot in line for a preorder. It may seem silly to do this, since stock probably won’t be that limited. But if you reserve before preorders begin Friday, then follow through by purchasing a phone once preorders open, you’ll get a $35 credit that you can use on accessories and devices. That’s not a bad deal. Sam’s Club and Walmart are each taking reservations, as well.

WHY SHOULD I PREORDER?

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 preorder, 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 preorder and trade-in info we’ve received from carriers and retailers.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20

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.

  • Verizon will offer the S20 for $41.66 per month on its 24-month device payment plan. However, this device won’t be available for preorder on February 21st — it actually won’t release at Verizon until Q2 2020. (See below for preorder details on the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra). The reason for the delay is because the version of the S20 launching through other carriers works with “sub-6” 5G networks, which Verizon does not utilize for 5G. The version to be released later in the year will support its millimeter wave 5G network. If it’s crucial that you have access to Verizon’s 5G network, the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra will both work with it on launch day, depending of course on the 5G coverage in your area. Last note: The Verge has received confirmation from Samsung that the unlocked Galaxy S20 will be compatible with Verizon at launch, though only for LTE service.
  • T-Mobile will offer the S20 for $41.67 per month for 24 months. It requires $0 down.
  • AT&T will offer the phone for $33.24 per month over 30 months. You can get an S20 for free (paid back in monthly credits over a 30-month period) if you sign up for an AT&T Unlimited Extra or Unlimited Elite plan, port over your number, and agree to a device payment plan. If you don’t port your number over, you can still get $500 off.
  • Sprint hasn’t shared pricing for this model yet, though it will open preorders starting February 21st.
  • Xfinity will take $300 off the price of a Galaxy S20 if you switch to its service between when preorders begin and April 5th. It also says that existing users can get a $300 prepaid gift card when they buy the S20.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS

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.

  • Verizon will sell the S20 Plus at $49.99 per month for its 24-month payment plan. You can get some discounts by way of monthly credits, but it’s a little complicated. If you buy an S20 Plus, you can get $1,050 off another Galaxy S20 series phone (paid back with monthly credits) when you open a new line and sign up for a payment plan. This offer stacks with a $150 credit paid back to you over 24 months that you’ll get just for buying one of the phones. Alternatively, existing customers only can save up to $300 on the S20 Plus when they upgrade and trade in their old device. This trade-in offer stacks with the $150 credit mentioned above, but you won’t be eligible to get a free S20, as detailed near the top of this paragraph.
  • T-Mobile will carry the S20 Plus for $50 per month for 24 months. The 128GB version requires $0 down, and while the
    512GB model costs the same amount each month, it requires $149 down.
  • AT&T will offer the phone at $40 per month for 30 months. You can get an S20 Plus for $200 (paid back in monthly credits over a 30-month period) if you trade in your old phone, sign up for an AT&T Unlimited Extra or Unlimited Elite plan, port over your number, and agree to a device payment plan. If you don’t port your number over, you can still get $500 off. There are a lot of steps, but it might be worth it for you.
  • Sprint hasn’t shared pricing for this model yet, though it will open preorders starting February 21st.
  • Xfinity will take $300 off the price of a Galaxy S20 Plus if you switch to its service between when preorders begin and April 5th. It also says that existing users can get a $300 prepaid gift card when they buy the S20 Plus.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 ULTRA

The new S20 Ultra is the 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 one of Samsung’s most expensive phones yet. Add more to that price if you want extra RAM or storage.

  • Verizon will offer the S20 Ultra at $58.33 per month for its 24-month payment plan. The carrier says it will reveal more preorder incentives closer to February 21st. If you buy an S20 Ultra, you can get $1,050 off another Galaxy S20 series phone (paid back with monthly credits) when you open a new line and sign up for a payment plan. This offer stacks with a $150 credit paid back to you over 24 months that you’ll get just for buying one of the phones. Alternatively, existing customers only can save up to $300 on the S20 Ultra when they upgrade and trade in their old device. This trade-in offer stacks with the $150 credit mentioned above, but you won’t be eligible to get a free S20, as detailed near the top of this paragraph.
  • T-Mobile will offer the phone on preorder. You’ll pay $58.34 per month for 24 months with $0 down. If you want the 512GB version, it’s $58.34 per month as well, but with $199 required upfront.
  • AT&T will offer the phone starting at $46.67 per month for 30 months. You can get an S20 Ultra for $400 (paid back in monthly credits over a 30-month period) if you trade in your old phone, sign up for an AT&T Unlimited Extra or Unlimited Elite plan, port over your number, and agree to a device payment plan. If you don’t port your number over, you can still get $500 off.
  • Sprint hasn’t shared pricing for this model yet, though it will open preorders starting February 21st.
  • Xfinity will take $300 off the price of a Galaxy S20 Ultra if you switch to its service between when preorders begin and April 5th. It also says that existing users can get a $300 prepaid gift card when they buy the S20 Ultra.