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Deal: Get free Gear IconX earbuds with Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchase

As leaks and rumors have shown, the Galaxy S9 will be a very iterative upgrade compared to the Galaxy S8. If you aren't concerned about having the very latest phone and would rather stretch your dollars as far as possible, Samsung's running a new promo that's worth a look.

Between now and March 1, you can get a free pair of Samsung's Gear IconX earbuds when buying a Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, or Note 8. The offer is limited to residents in the United States, and it applies to the AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and unlocked variants of the above phones.

The Gear IconX usually sell for $199 on their own, and in his full review of them last October, AC's Andrew Martonik praised the earbuds for their solid battery life, easy pairing process, and seamless handling of music transfers.

You'll only be able to get the black version of the IconX with this deal, but for the price of free, I don't imagine too many people will be picky about the lack of color options.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

15 Comments
  • That's really a good deal. I love my Gear Icon X. I use them all the time. It's quite freeing to not have to worry about a cord.
  • It looks like they are giving out the first generation icon x out. They suck so bad
  • Just received my 2nd note8 and it came with the latest icon x 2018s. Yes, the originals were garbage. With trade in promotion i spent only $400
  • As someone who's bought, AND returned the icon X (version 2)...Uh, no.... And if these are the first generation icon X, double no.
  • Why?
    I love mine... you can even store and play mp3s directly on the headphones. Usb-C charging
    Great battery life
    Great materials, design What's not to like?
  • They are the newer version. According to Samsung's own website the give-a-way is for the IconX SM-R140. These are the newer version of the IconX. The old version is SM-R150.
  • Damnit no offers when I got mine in December oh well good deal for all who purchase.
  • Is this only if purchased from Samsung or does it apply to those purchased thru the carriers by sending in proof of purchase?
  • I'm guessing only through Samsung, otherwise all carriers would be advertising this promo.
  • Samsung.com. If you go through the process of buying the Note 8 on their website, it gives you the option to add these headphones to your card with the price marked $0
  • If you're planning to do a trade-in, you get more money by using the Samsung shopping app
  • Wow. This is a great deal. Better than that junky 360 degree camera I got with my Note 8.
  • Yeah it says you get them free and then when you go to checkout they re-adjust to full price. Tried it 3 diff times on 3 diff devices. Oh well. I didn't want a full-price Note 8 anyways, even with the earbuds.
  • Dope deal. Traded in a s7 through Samsung shop app and got the tmobile option. 454$ for the note 8, headphones, and 1 day shipping. #BestDealEver
  • I almost pulled the trigger on this deal just yesterday. I used the Shop Samsung app and trading in my Verizon S7 and getting the S8 along with the free earbuds, the price was $223. It said it wouldn't ship for a month though. I cancelled it cuz I'm going to wait on the S9 first.