The Galaxy S20 is here, but the smart money's on the newly discounted S10
With prices on the new models ranging from $1,000 to $1,400, consider the S10, which now starts at $599.
Rick BroidaSenior Editor
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All this reminds me of when Apple unveiled the
and lowered the price of the
-- the latter now arguably the single best iPhone deal ever. (In fact, right now you can get an iPhone XR for as low as $376, without getting roped into a contract.) At $600, the S10E is now the same price as the XR, making it arguably the best Galaxy deal ever.
Samsung may have discounts but it isn't the only Galaxy game in town. Just last week I shared a deal (now sold out, alas) from a reseller: A new, unlocked Galaxy S10 for $480 -- a far better price than Samsung is offering. Deals like those will continue to crop up from time to time, especially now that the "official" price cuts have gone into effect.