By Stephen Schenck | November 13, 2012 5:16 PM
After seeing the Galaxy S III dominate Android sales for several months, and being soundly impressed by how the Note II was able to improve over the original phablet’s design, we could soon be watching Samsung face a bit of a lull. Its high-end hardware is still fantastic, but newer models like the Nexus 4, and now HTC’s Droid DNA, are really going to steal some attention away from Samsung this holiday season. If you’ve still got your eye on some of that Samsung gear, and have been waiting for a drop in prices, this weekend may be a great opportunity for you to finally take the plunge, thanks to a big Samsung sale T-Mobile is running.
T-Mobile confirmed many of the details of this sale when announcing things late in the day yesterday, like just how many phones will be available free-on-contract. That even extends to desirable handsets like the 16GB Galaxy S III. While that’s all official, the picture wasn’t immediately clear on what, if any, savings would be in store for some other Samsung models, especially the Note II. Thanks to some detailed leaks, we finally see just what the carrier’s planning.
Even if it won’t be free, you can save quite a bit on the Note II this weekend. Normally, the phone goes for the sky-high $370 on-contract from T-Mobile. If you pick it up during this sale, running November 16 and 17, after rebates the phone will run you just $200.
Sadly, the situation isn’t quite so generous with the 32GB Galaxy S III; even though the 16GB model will be free-on-contract, the 32GB model will cost $200 after all rebates; $100 would have made a lot more sense.