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Editors' note:Updated on August 4, 2016, with link to Samsung's FAQ for further details.
Buy a phone, get a freebie. That's Samsung's come-hither for buyers of its new Galaxy Note 7 Android phone, which begins selling in the US in black, silver and Coral Blue. The Note 7 will be launching on August 19, with preorders beginning August 3. More details here. Here are the known US carrier prices:
AT&T: $880 (full retail)
T-Mobile: $850 (full retail)
Verizon: $864 (full retail)
Sprint: $849 (full retail)
Anyone who picks up the high-powered Android phone with its very own stylus will also have the choice of either a Gear Fit 2 fitness band or a microSD card with 256GB of storage space for your photos and videos. The deal runs from August 3 through August 28, "while supplies last," and you get $20 worth of "rewards" if you buy the phone with Samsung Pay (which means you have to already have a qualifying Samsung phone.)
We got an early hands-on look at the Note 7, which has extra software for its rounded edges, some new camera moves and the ability to unlock the phone using your eyes.