Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-order rumors – what do we know so far?

Are there any pre-order offers packaged with the Galaxy S24?

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Just over two weeks into 2024, and we’re already getting set for one of the biggest smartphone launches with the Galaxy S24: in anticipation, here’s everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-order rumors. Now that Samsung has given us an official date for the Galaxy Unpacked event of the 17th of January, thoughts are turning to pre-ordering a new flagship Galaxy. Moreover, rumors are swirling about the pre-order perks and benefits that will be available to early buyers. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the latest reports surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-order offers, giving you a comprehensive overview of what you might expect.

Galaxy S24 pre-order date and launch event

While we don’t yet have anything confirmed regarding specific pre-order initiatives for the Galaxy S24, Samsung has announced an official date for its Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event in which its new flagship smartphone will most likely be announced. So, with a possible launch event set for the 17th of January, there’s potential that pre-orders for the Galaxy S24 could start as early as just two weeks away.

Alongside its announcement of Galaxy Unpacked 2024, Samsung also launched a special offer for buyers interested in reserving an S24 handset ahead of its full release – it could almost be described as a sort of pre-order on the pre-order. Essentially, if you make a reservation for a Galaxy S24 model between the 2nd and the 16th of January, Samsung is offering $50 reserve credit towards purchasing a handset when pre-orders actually launch.

Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-order rumors

As is usual with a major smartphone release, it’s likely that Samsung will offer a pre-order window to help spur early sales. While we’re aware of the $50 reserve credit you can get, there aren’t any official details on pre-order offers as these will probably become available during the Galaxy Unpacked event. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any rumors about what we might see.

Recent reports are suggesting two possible pre-order initiatives to encourage people to make an early investment. A post from the South Korean blog Naver by user Landsk points towards a possible double storage offer: Allegedly, Samsung will offer double the internal storage to any user that pre-orders an S24 model. Essentially, buying the 128 GB model of the Galaxy S24 will get you the 256 GB model at no extra cost, right up through the range. It’s worth noting that this offer is likely to come on a first come, first serve basis, with limited models available – so you better be prepared to pre-order straight away to make sure you don’t miss out.

Additionally, pre-order purchases of the Galaxy S24 may get you a discount across a range of Samsung accessories, such as the Galaxy Buds or the Galaxy Watch lineup. With its latest Pixel launch, Google offered a free set of Pixel Buds Pro with every Pixel 8 pre-order, so we’ll potentially see something similar from Samsung, with some variations across different territories. For example, in South Korea, it’s rumored that S24 pre-order buyers will benefit from a free phone case, a set of Galaxy Buds 2, and a one-year Samsung Care+ warranty. For the UK, one unconfirmed rumor from @rquandt on X points towards all S24 models will come in a pre-order bundle including a Galaxy Watch 6 when purchased through specific retailers.

Expected availability of Galaxy S24 pre-order deals

While the leaked information does not specify whether these pre-order deals will be available globally or limited to select markets, it’s reasonable to assume that Samsung will offer these benefits to major markets as part of the first wave. However, it’s still important to note that availability may vary depending on stock and channel, and pre-order deals are likely to arrive on a first come first serve basis. Depending on where you are, you can expect benefits such as a Watch, Galaxy Buds, or a Samsung Care+ warranty offered to you.

Can I pre-order the Galaxy S24 Ultra with the S Pen?

Not right now but we think that’ll be an option. According to reports, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be compatible with the S Pen stylus, and similar to its predecessors, the S22 and S23 Ultra, the handset will come included with the S Pen from the get-go. However, it’s important to note compatibility with the S Pen is unfortunately not carried across the whole S24 range, as the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus models might not support the stylus similar to the S23 and S23 Plus.

Wrapping up

As the release of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series draws near, the excitement among tech enthusiasts and smartphone users continues to build. With rumors of double storage for pre-orders and discount coupons for Samsung accessories, early buyers can potentially look forward to some attractive initiatives. The Galaxy S24 series itself promises to deliver cutting-edge features, notably including Galaxy AI integration alongside its impressive camera system. So, make sure to keep an eye out for the official launch event, in which Samsung is expected to unveil the full capabilities of its highly anticipated flagship phones.

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