If you’re in the market for both a new phone and tablet (or maybe you just know someone who’d like the latter), Amazon has an enticing deal today: buy a new Galaxy Note 9 and get a free Galaxy Tab A.
This bargain is notable in two respects: one, the Note 9 is the American unlocked version with a Snapdragon processor, which will work on any US carrier (including the sometimes-tricky Verizon and Sprint networks). And two, it comes with a decent tablet. We’ve seen these kinds of bundles before, usually with a carrier-locked phone that comes with a two-year financing commitment and some no-name, whitebox tablet with the carrier’s own branding on it. The Tab A is a middle-of-the-road 10.5-inch machine, but Samsung’s fit and finish is miles ahead of your typical freebie.
The cheapest bundle on Amazon is at the phone’s $999 retail price for the 128GB version, meaning you’re getting the $327 tablet for free. An extra $50 will get you the capacious 512GB version of the Note. Black, blue, and purple colors are available. We should note that, sans bundle, the phone alone costs $815 on Amazon—which might be an even better deal if you have no interest in Android tablets.
The Note 9 is last year’s Samsung flagship phone, and it’s still a beast in terms of specs and software. Still, this is probably a case of Amazon clearing out some stock before the new Galaxy phone announcements in at Mobile World Congress later this month. The deal is active for the rest of today only.