Galaxy Note 20 owners can score free USB-C headphones from Samsung right now

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra screen
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra screen (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

Samsung's latest device has finally arrived, and the Galaxy Note 20 is easily one of the best iterations of the phone that the company has released thus far. However, those in the U.S. with the phone already in their hands may have noticed something missing from the package it came in — a pair of official Galaxy Note 20 USB-C Headphones. Luckily, Samsung will remedy the mistake by sending a free pair of Galaxy Note 20 USB-C headphones to those in the U.S. who have already purchased the new device.

To claim your free pair of headphones, simply head to Samsung's website and enter your phone number. You'll be sent a secure link where you can request your headphones by providing your device's IMEI number.

If you don't own a pair of USB-C headphones already, you would need a USB-C headphone adapter to use the new Galaxy Note 20 with any traditional pair of wired headphones you own that have a 3.5mm audio cable. USB-C headphones make it simple to plug in as they feature a USB-C connector instead of a 3.5mm audio jack.

For those who don't own the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 just yet, or if you're looking to buy another, you might want to check out our guide to the best Note 20 deals. You could also read through our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra where it was rated with four out of five stars for an in-depth look at the device's capabilities before deciding whether to make the purchase.

Alex Smith
Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.
  • The 20 Ultra is boxed with a set of USB C headphones... plus a pair of free Buds Live with pre-order. Are you saying the basic 20 has no headphones? Seriously?
  • The US Note20 Ultra did not come with headphones, Spare S-Pen tips or the removal tool for the tips.
  • Thanks for this. They other way they wanted me to request them was hit or miss and then I had to jump through hoops to get them to even send them. This is much easier, albeit not as easy as just including them in the box.
  • Once I activated my phone, I think I got a link or something in Samsung Members to paste/redeem in the Samsung store online here in Canada. Fed Ex shipped the ear buds. I don't really want to replace my Bose over the ear headphones, so I'll probably sell them locally on Facebook. No headphones come with the Note 20 Ultra... I guarantee people will miss out on the buds live, because it is by no means obvious you need to take a couple of online steps to get them.
  • Yea and Telus told me I'd have to go to the store to get them...that was wrong..just a couple of days later and I got them. Still wish I could get the usb-c buds in canada.
  • Just a heads up--I've chatted with 2 different Samsung tech support reps in the last hour and both have said this is not an official Samsung URL. Seems awfully suspect. Hopefully Alex Smith & Android Central didn't just provide an outlet for phishing.
  • I spoke with a 3rd Samsung tech support rep (USA based this time) who "rest assured that it is a legitimate Samsung website" and I have screen shots saved. How frustrating. I suppose I'll have to wait and see if I receive earbuds to officially know.
  • I also posted this information in the Samsung community forum and the thread was deleted within 10 mins. If this is an official Samsung backed process, why would their official forum delete the thread? Seems odd.
  • Wow. It's nice that they've formalized the process. Calling in sucked. It took three reps and a week to finally get mine shipped. Those wired headphones are actually pretty good and sturdy, so it's worth the effort. Thanks for sharing this info!
  • I asked for the earbuds but they told me that they don't know what I am talking about it. I don't have the right to ask for one.
  • Just ordered mine through the link. Got a confirmation # for successful request.