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How to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3

The future has arrived, and it’s surprisingly bendy. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are here, providing everything you could possibly want from a foldable device. Want something powerful and productivity-based, with one of the biggest screens you can easily slip into a pocket? The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is perfect for you. Or would you prefer something a little smaller that also comes with a massive, iPhone 12 Pro Max-sized display? Then check out the clamshell-style Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 instead.

But unfortunately, both of these devices aren’t at a price level where you can realistically own both — that is, unless you’re extremely well off. Instead, both devices’ four-figure prices mean you’ll likely have to pick one or the other. But regardless of which new folding device you pick, we can tell you your purchasing options. Here’s how to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the Galaxy Z Flip 3. As befits a futuristic folding flagship from Samsung, you can buy both new devices from a number of retailers. Here are the most prominent.

Buying from Samsung

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Samsung is the preeminent place to buy your Samsung foldable, and if you choose to grab one from Samsung, you can score some exclusive colors for the Z Flip 3 as well. The three exclusive colors are gray, white, and pink, and you’ll only find them on Samsung.com.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is probably the most advanced device Samsung has ever created, so it makes sense it’s extremely expensive. Prices are as follows:

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with 256GB of storage  — $1,500 upfront, or $41.67 per month for 36 months, $62.51 per month for 24 months, or $375 biweekly in four installments.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with 512GB of storage  — $1,600 upfront, or $44.45 per month for 36 months, $66.68 per month for 24 months, or $400 biweekly in four installments.

You can trade in up to four devices to get up to $535 off your Z Fold 3, so if you’ve still got some older devices kicking about, this is the perfect chance to get rid of them. The trade-in isn’t restricted to just Samsung devices, and you can trade in phones, tablets, or smartwatches.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is just as advanced as the Z Fold 3, but being smaller, it won’t set you back as much. Still, the price is quite high. Here’s what it’ll set you back:

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 128GB of storage  — $900 upfront, or $25.01 per month for 36 months, $37.51 per month for 24 months, or $225 biweekly in four installments.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 256GB of storage $950 upfront ($50 off), or $26.40 per month for 36 months, $39.59 per month for 24 months, or $237.50 biweekly in four installments.

Like with the Z Fold 3, you can trade in up to four devices as part of Samsung’s generous trade-in program. They can be from a range of manufacturers, across phones, tablets, and smartwatches, and can take up to $640 off either model.

Buying from AT&T

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AT&T is offering some solid deals on the new foldable phones, including a generous trade-in program that could net you a Galaxy Z Flip 3 for very little a month.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with 256GB of storage  — $1,800 upfront, or $50 per month for 36 months — or as low as $27.78 per month for 36 months with trade-in.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with 512GB of storage  — $1,900 upfront, or $52.78 per month for 36 months — or as low as $30.56 per month for 36 months with trade-in.

If you want to pay for your phone upfront, then AT&T isn’t really the way to go, as its trade-in program doesn’t apply to buying the phone outright. Instead, the top tier of trade-in will get you your Z Fold 3 for over half off, with bill credits.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 128GB of storage  — $1,000 upfront, or $27.78 per month for 36 months — or as low as $5.56 with trade-in.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 256GB of storage $1,050 upfront, or $29.17 per month for 36 months — or as low as $6.95 per month for 36 months with trade-in.

Like the Z Fold 3 above, you won’t get money off the phone if you buy it upfront. However, if you have a top-tier device to trade in, you could get your phone a small amount a month, with bill credits. If you want to sample the future, this is an excellent option.

Buying from T-Mobile

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The Uncarrier has some prices for the Samsung Galazy Z Flip 3. Yes, that’s just the Z Flip 3 with 128GB of storage, at this time at least.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 128GB of storage  — $1,000 upfront, or $41.67 per month for 24 months — or free with trade-in.

A full trade-in on T-Mobile’s EIP Magenta plan will get you a Z Flip 3 for much less (with bill credits), or you can get $400 off with trade-in on a postpaid plan instead.

Buying from Verizon

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If you prefer Big Red, then Verizon isn’t leaving you in the cold. There are some great deals to be had.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with 256GB of storage  — $1,800 upfront, or $49.99 per month for 36 months.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with 512GB of storage $1,900 upfront, or $52.77 per month for 36 months.

You can also trade in an old device for up to $800 off your device (in bill credits).

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 128GB of storage  — $1,000 upfront, or $27.77 per month for 36 months.

As with the Z Fold 3 above, you save up to $800 when you trade in.

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