Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are now available for pre-orders in the United States, with the South Korean company confirming both of its newest Android flagships are part of its educational discount program. College students and educators throughout the country are hence able to save some extra cash on either device, so long as they have a valid .edu email address. In both cases, the promotion will slash $63 off the base price of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, allowing eligible candidates to purchase them for $665.99 and $776.99, respectively. Samsung is selling both the unlocked variants of the phablets and units meant to be used on the networks of specific national carriers.
Refer to the banner below and sign up for Samsung's discount program in order to have your account verified by the phone maker and take advantage of the permanent promotion. As was the case in recent years, Samsung doesn't appear to be doing rigorous checks as even former college students who still have access to a working .edu email address are reporting they were able to receive the discount from the company. Besides the firm's newest ultra-premium offerings, having a Samsung account linked with an address implying you're either a college student of an educator will also ensure you're eligible for a wide variety of other promotions going forward. The $63 discount can be combined with most other deals offered by the Seoul-based tech giant, including the opportunity to trade in your old device in exchange for another $350 off the price of either the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus.
Samsung is also offering monthly financing, allowing consumers to purchase unlocked devices directly from the company while still having the flexibility of paying them off over a period of time that wireless carriers are usually offering. Pre-ordering either handset from Samsung may allow you to get your hands on it earlier than the general public will, with advanced orders being expected to start shipping to consumers around March 9. The official release date of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is March 16, with the duo being expected to sell tens of millions of units over the course of this year.