Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to get great deals on tech, and it's finally here. We will be updating you on where the hottest sales can be found live on Friday 23rd November. But the action has already begun, with several outlets releasing pre-Black Friday deals. Here's the full round-up.
Black Friday 2018 Tech Deals
Cell phone carrier deals
Sprint already has its Black Friday page up on its website, but the deals are not live yet. Last year, Sprint included some of the hottest phones of the year in its Black Friday sale, so we've got out fingers crossed for another bumper year. Stay tuned.
AT&T's Black Friday deals weren't the most impressive last year, but it's still worth checking out the carrier to see if it raises the stakes in 2018. No deals have gone live yet, but we'll keep an eye on that Black Friday page and update you as soon as they do.
Verizon's Black Friday deals begun online on Thursday and in-store on Friday last year. Nothing has gone live yet, but we'll be checking the page on Thursday 22nd to see if the same stunt is pulled again this year. Verizon also has a separate promo page up for its Cyber Monday deals - we'll keep you posted.
A couple of years ago, T-Mobile gave away free flagship smartphones for Black Friday. This year, the deals page is up, but there are not special Black Friday offers online yet. We'll watch this space and let you know if something exciting happens.
US Cellular is yet to put up a dedicated Black Friday deals page but we expect its regular promo page to be updated shortly.
Google has announced its Black Friday deals and it doesn't look like they'll be discounting their flagship Pixel 3 and 3XL phones outright. However, if you buy a new Pixel 3 or 3 XL between November 16 and November 21, you can get another one for 50% off... in case you want both sizes, I guess.
There's still a lot to get excited about when it comes to the rest of the Google tech ecosystem. The deals are available from 18 November.
Deals available between November 18 and November 28:
Deals available between November 21 and November 28:
- Nest Learning Thermostat for $179 (down from $249)
- Nest Hello Smart Doorbell for $179 (down from $229)
- Nest Cam Outdoor for $149 (down from $199)
- Nest Cam Indoor for $129 (down from $199)
- Nest Protect Smoke Alarm for $99 (down from $119)
Deals available between November 22 and November 26:
- Google Home Hub for $99 (down from $149)
- Google Home for $79 (down from $129)
- Chromecast Ultra for $49 (down from $69)
- Google Smart Light Starter Kit for $31 (save $24)
- Google Home Mini and Chromecast bundle for $45
- Google Home Mini for $25 (down from $49)
- Chromecast 3rd generation for $25 (down from $35)
- Chromecast Audio for $15 (down from $35)
Black Friday is almost here, and Samsung's impressive smartphone and tablet savings have already been announced. Plus, some of Samsung's other products have been discounted heavily, too.
- 75-inch Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018) for $1199 (down from $1499)
- 65-inch Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018) for $650 (down from $830)
- 58-inch Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV for $600 (down from $60)
- 55-inch Class NU7300 Curved Smart 4K UHD TV for $580 (down from $800)
- 55-inch Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV for $520 (down from $700)
- 50-inch Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV for $420 (down from $600)
- 43-inch Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV for $350 (down from $500)
Smartphones and tablets:
- 512GB Galaxy Note 9 (Sprint) for $950 (down from $1250)
- 128GB Galaxy Note 9 for $800 (down from $1000)
- 64GB Galaxy S9+ for $640 (down from $840)
- 64GB Galaxy S9 for $640 (down from $840)
- 64GB Galaxy Tab S4 10.5-inch with S Pen for $550 (down from $650)
- 32GB Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch for $290 (down from $400)
- 46mm Galaxy Watch Silver Bluetooth for $280 (down from $350)
- 42mm Galaxy Watch Rose Gold Bluetooth for $260 (down from $330)
- Gear Fit2 Pro Red or Black for $150 (down from $190)
Laptops and Chromebooks:
- Notebook 9 Pen 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop for $1200 (down from $1400)
- Notebook 7 Spin Windows 10 laptop for $600 (down from $900)
- Samsung Chromebook Pro with Backlit Keyboard $500 (down from $600)
- Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 64GB for $450 (down from $600)
- Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 32GB for $350 (down from $500)
A retailer in the UK has announced a couple of Black Friday deals for Huawei fans in Great Britain.
- Huawei P20 Pro for £599 (down from £799)
OnePlus doesn't play the Black Friday game. Last year it ran a campaign with the hashtag #NoGames to highlight how the company is committed to offering tech at the best prices all year round. It is kind of a refreshing approach not to get sucked into the crazy buying fest, but it means that you are unlikely to see any special deals from the Chinese manufacturer this fall.
For those of you who want a seamless, one-stop shopping experience, there's always Amazon. I highly recommend investing in an Amazon Prime membership for the early Black Friday notifications and benefits like two-day free shipping. Plus, you get video and music streaming access. It's only $12.99 per month.
Amazon is running Black Friday deals already, with offers changing day-to-day. Perhaps predictably, some of the better deals are on its own devices. We will update this page with offers as and when they come, especially on November 24. For now, the best way to check the time-limited deals is to click the link and see what is live at the time of reading.
Best Buy is sure to have has some great deals on smartphones this year. There already are some deals on the latest iPhones such as the XS, XS Max and XR with discounts of up to $200. You can also save $200 on a new LG V40. Stay tuned for even more deals from BestBuy closer to Black Friday.
Walmart's smartphone deals for Black Friday usually don't disappoint either. You can already see a trickle of online deals cropping up, but the best ones will be in stores on Black Friday itself.
Target's Black Friday ad has been released, so it's time to start planning your Christmas shopping now. Early access deals start on November 21 at for customers who hold a REDcard. There's offerings of up to $250 off of the last-gen iPads, amongst other tech deals.
Microsoft is also getting into the holiday spirit, announcing its Black Friday deals already. Amongst the offers, there are a load of Surface Pro 6 bundles with saving up to $350 on a Surface Pro 6 with an Intel i5 and 256GB SSD complete with a black type cover. There's also $300 off the Surface Laptop 2 and saving of up to $50 on the entry-level Surface Go tablet. The deals will be available from Nobember 18.
Quick links to Black Friday stores
- John Lewis
- Tesco direct and cyber Monday
- Mobile Phones Direct
- Carphone Warehouse
Here at AndroidPIT, we're getting into the Black Friday spirit ourselves. Head over to our AndroidPIT Deals Store to browse what we have on offer and take advantage of some of the best tech deals available on the web. There are smartphones, accessories and even giveaways.
Are you holding out for some great Cyber Monday 2018 deals, or can you simply not wait until then to get your hands on a 2018 flagship? Tell us in the comments, and don't forget to check back soon for updates on new deals!