The leaks continue to roll out.
Now, according to Evleaks, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all going to be offering up a Buy One, Get One free promotion on the Galaxy Note10. As you can see in the images below, these are going to be the promotional images used to promote that deal. The "Davinci" placeholder is actually the codename of the Galaxy Note10.
Sprint isn't being left out though. It is offering up to half off when you get your Galaxy Note10 on Sprint's Flex Lease. This is a deal that Sprint does quite often with flagship devices, allowing its customers to get one for a pretty low price.
The images that Evleaks shared do show the Galaxy Watch Active(2?) as well as the Galaxy Buds and its wireless charger. It wouldn't be too surprising to see those included with the Galaxy Note10's in some sort of bundle. Perhaps for $100 more you get the watch and the Galaxy Buds. This is also something that Samsung does quite often, as an incentive to get its customers to buy more products and really get into that Samsung ecosystem.
We've also already seen that Verizon is going to be giving the Galaxy Note10 away if you purchase the Galaxy Note10+ 5G. Now given that the Galaxy Note10+ is already going to be well over a grand, the 5G model is likely going to be closer to two grand. So getting a Galaxy Note10 thrown in for free is a really nice promotion. Especially for those that are looking to add a line, or have two lines that need new phones.
With smartphones going up in price, we've seen companies giving away more and more. Samsung and LG were the ones to really start it. But just a couple of years ago, when you bought a new phone, that was all you got. You didn't get any free headphones, a wireless charger, a smartwatch or anything. Now, it's almost expected. And with the higher price tags, it does make it a bit easier to get customers to bite the bullet and purchase the more expensive smartphone.
The Galaxy Note10, as well as a few other products, are going to be announced by Samsung on August 7 (that's next week!). It means that it will be the official start to the fall smartphone season. A few weeks after Unpacked, comes IFA. This is where a lot of smartphone makers will announce their fall smartphones, that they want to be on store shelves ahead of the holidays. That's important because the holiday shopping season is when these companies make the most money from sales.
On tap for Unpacked next week is the Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G (there's also a Galaxy Note10 5G, but it'll be exclusive to South Korea), Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Tab S6. Many are also expecting Samsung to say something about the Galaxy Home. It was announced last year at the Galaxy Note9 event, and has been delayed numerous times. We still don't even have a price for it.
August 7 is going to be a great day for those that love new technology.