No new candy bar smartphones were revealed at Galaxy Unpacked earlier this month. Samsung focused almost entirely on the new foldable series without sharing any other plans for the Galaxy Note lineup. So, if you’re not a fan of foldable devices, the next-best Samsung flagship you can buy right now is the Galaxy S21 Ultra — at least until it gets replaced by a new model in Q1 2022.
The good news is that the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is now available for the same price as the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G thanks to a new deal that shaves $200 off the full retail price. Instead of $1,199, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G now costs $999, with no strings attached. And if you’re looking to trade in another phone, you can lower the price further by $600, bringing the final cost all the way down to $399.
Even without exchanging another phone, there’s a lot on offer here for $999. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is certainly a better camera phone than the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and it even works with an S Pen if that’s your cup of tea. You won’t have to worry about performance either. The same Snapdragon 888 chipset that powers the new foldable duo beats at the heart of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. You can check our long-term review if you’re worried that the Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t as good as it used to.