Sprint's $200 trade-in offer expanding to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+, hints at impending launch

It looks like Sprint is gearing up to offer some interesting deals when the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ go on sale. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we've gotten an early look at the carrier's planned promotions, which include $200 in savings when you trade in a working smartphone, along with a free Galaxy Tab 4 for those who sign a new 2-year agreement.

One other curious tidbit from the sign is that the offer is set to end on August 27. This suggests that we should see the phones launch within a comfortable timeframe before that date. Given Sprint's plans, it will be interesting to see what deals other carriers are cooking up to entice those interested in Samsung's latest.

As a reminder, Samsung is expected to give us our first official look at the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ tomorrow, August 13, at its next Unpacked event. As usual, we'll be there on the ground bringing you the latest, so keep it locked to Android Central for much more.

Thanks to anon for the tip!

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  • Sprint... Posted via the Android Central App
  • My paid for Note 4 told me is cheaper to just go buy the tablet. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint Lollipop}
    Galaxy S III {FreedomPop 4.3}
    LG G2 {Sprint 4.4.2}
  • They'll need to give away that note 5! how on earth they have decided to release this (if rumours are correct) hearing today the battery is worse than what's already in my Note 4 is the icing on the cake! It's just a iphone with Android on it! Posted via the Android Central App
  • What is wrong with that? IPhone is usually the best selling and the best looking hardware out there, and Android is the best software.. So this will be the best of the best. Posted via the Android Central App
  • "best" is subjective.
  • Go away!
  • Peter, go away!
  • If we wanted an iPhone we would buy iPhone. That's what's wrong with what Samsung is doing. That's why I am buying the LG G4 today
  • Enough of the bitching, just let it go. They aren't adding an SD card or removable battery, the market has spoken and they don't want that. Just move on to a different phone, maybe the G4 Pro.
  • You buy an Lg g4 you will regret it. I would rather you look at the motorolo x pure. Or a Google device. But dont say I didn't warn you.
  • You buy an LG G4 device you will regret it I would rather you purchase Google device or a x pure. You will thank me in the end
  • The Note 5 supposedly has a 3000 mAh non-removable battery. If you hate 3000 mAh batteries, then you'll want to avoid the Moto X Pure/Style, which also has a 3000 mAh non-removable battery
  • There have been no official reports of actual battery life...you know, since the phone isn't actually out yet and all.
    Yes, it's a whole like 6% smaller capacity. it's also packing a significantly more power efficient SoC and less bloated software. How's about we wait and see before sounding the damned death knell for every little detail that leaks out about the phone.
  • I do not like the Ripple Pattern on the plastic covering the Navigation Keys. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The small 3000mah battery capacity of the Note 5 seems really disappointing. But this comparison between this phone and the older sibling Note 4 points out probably the biggest achievement of Samsung to date towards making mobile processors power efficient, a much smaller 14nm manufacutring process http://versus.com/en/samsung-galaxy-note-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-4 . The smaller manufacturing process should make the note 5 very power efficient in theory. Maybe this is why Samsung decided to include a smaller battery, although a bigger battery would definitely make things even better.
  • Yes we will give "up too" $200.00, oh that's just a misprint, we'll give you 35.00 for your phone, and semi good service... Posted via Android Central App
  • I wouldn't even call it semi-good service. Posted Via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the AT&T Network.
  • Yeah it is much better Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't see where it says "up to $200", rather it just says "...to save $200...". If that's the case, i have an old Samsung Intrepid Win Mobile device burning a hole in my drawer...still works like a charm.
  • Yeah its not up to. Just straight out save 200 if you turn in an old phone. It is a good deal.
  • As compensation, Samsung will give away a free Samsung 64gb sd card with every Note 5. Oh.. and a usb sd card reader :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • ??? Posted via the Android Central App
  • He was joking because he doesn't think the Note 5 will have a microSD slot. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +forever Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint Lollipop}
    Galaxy S III {FreedomPop 4.3}
    LG G2 {Sprint 4.4.2}
  • Sprint bashers: nobody cares about your 2012,13 or 14 network experiences. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What about 2015 experiences? Posted from the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, or Surface Pro 3
  • Sprint's network is so slow, their 2015 experiences are still pending.
  • Lmao Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree. I've been on Sprint 10 years and the service is great but my data is non existent. Been getting told we are getting 4G for the past 4 years (Roanoke VA). Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's because Sprint doesn't have service in Roanoke. They use ntelos for their cellular network in that area. Look up the announced buyout of ntelos by Sprint affiliate Shentel. Good things are coming, but it'll take some time to see the efforts of Shentel's buyout. See s4gru.com article to educate yourself. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ok that was funny... Factually incorrect, but funny Posted via the Android Central App
  • 2016 looks worse than 2015. Posted Via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the AT&T Network.
  • Don't kid yourself, it's just as bad now. If not worse in the areas where they're switching over to Spark.
  • Haha, Spark!! Foolish name to call 4G LTE. Posted Via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the AT&T Network.
  • I agree with the bashers that the service is pretty slow, in comparison to other networks.
    but I do have an unlimited everything plan with sprint, that will do the main important thing, which is to allow me to use the phone all day everyday with no time limitations and not worry about paying more. I have friends that worry about going over.
    the phone is useless if the user cant use it much. I also heard every company wants to phase out 2 year contracts. they want the lease deals or you pay up front. now that sucks. imagine you have to pay for your favorite phone and its $799.99 . I guess you wont be upgrading too many times.
  • Been with sprint for 15 years, still not a great network. But the bill is great
  • Sprint, the half service coverage network. Posted Via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the AT&T Network.
  • Still better than t-slo Posted via the Android Central App
  • True via AC App
    on VZW Moto X 2014/2013 DE/N7
  • In lala land
  • true. they suck big time but its still affordable. my bill isn't $100+ per month and that's with very little usage. just a lot of extra fee's
  • Sprint can give me the Note 7 with 4k display, removable battery, 200 GB SD card, 128 GB internal storage, 2 S-Pens, and I would pass.
  • Why 2 s pen? Anyway I would take it, throw the sim and use device at home to play games and watch VR videos.
  • wow 4k on the note 7! your going to be really behind at that point. I would expect at least 8k by then. what would you do with 2 s-pens. I heard that most people aren't even using the one that come with them now. is suspect that you have never had a Samsung anything ever? right?! yeah?!
  • Considering my note 3 had a terrible swimming experience, I guess I will be getting this one and pushing the 4 to backup. The $200 off wi be great as well, I have an s3 hanging around. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Long time no talk to, brother! Hope all is well! When you do make the upgrade to the 5, let me know how it works out for you. Posted via my Gift from God Note 4
  • Hey there! Hope all is well. I don't think it will be a big step from the 4 but I am excited to see a few things.. Let you know when it is in hand.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wonder if it's a coincidence that the Note 4 has been missing from the Sprint website for at least two days now. Seems odd that it would suddenly go out of stock...
  • It makes no sense to me.. they just took it off lease too Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looks legit, the recent apps button is proportionate to phone compared to leak by evaleak (same wallpaper as his leak though).
  • Does anybody know when the note 5 coming out Posted via the Android Central App
  • Aug. 21st
  • every company will be different. as for now nothing seems to be proposed yet. but I suspect that after tomorrow we will start to see things pop up.
  • AT&T was offering the Galaxy Note 4 for $50 with a 2-year contract and I was so tempted to jump on that... but I didn't and the sale ended on August 10. I wanted to wait to see what the Note 5 brought to the table. I'm been thinking about upgrading my unlocked Note 2 since my contract ended back in Jan. If the new Note 5 isn't anything spectacular then I might either keep my Note 2 for now or pick up the Note Edge.
  • Well I'm waiting for best buys deals although I'm sure they'll be in the form of gift cards . Wife just got a $200 gift cards for buying a gs6 at bb I'm sure there will be some for the note 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • this is definitely a case of "I want to be an iPhone". iphones are not that great and samsungs are not too but each serves a purpose. we need to put ourselves into other peoples shoes. as a society we have forgotten this and only want everyone thing think themselves as the most important person in the whole world.
    the one thing that has always worked was there were two segments that worked for both sides.
    Samsung drew on the people who wanted a cell phone they could modify, add or take away what they needed.
    apple drew towards the crowd that wanted simple but looked great in the hand and in front of fellow friends. what we have here is that Samsung dropped all the items to make it more looks and less of the modifiable section of what they were known for. of course there will be those who are ok with it, as these are also those who like the way the iPhone is. there will always be people on both sides. the main issue is that now those who wanted the original parts included (battery and sd card slots) feel betrayed. kind of like how you knew that your favorite meal made by MOM is going to be the same as it will be every time she makes it, well now she decided to use the neighbors recipe and totally change it up. well its going to be take out from now on. basically no phone is great. just what can you deal with at the moment.
    overall Samsung did boof it up. I read that their sales was down after removing battery and sd card slot but added great looks to the S6's.
    and they think by doing the same to the new note 5 will make sales better??
    I understand taking a risk the first time to see how it goes but a second time around within a short time ( less than 1 year), now that just makes me wonder if someone in upper management just took out a huge loan or is planning on selling stocks or something??!!
  • sprint can suck my huge balls. their customer service suck and their extra fee's here and there are stupid. buying a new phone and getting it started is gonna cost a fee on top of fees. blow me sprint. why all this and be slow as hell in comparison to other companies. att you can blow my huge nut sack. all you want to do is charge for every little thing. making the monthly bill a low $110 just to have me get you up your skirt. wow and I cant even stick my shaft in you cause its gonna cost another fee on top of that. don't get me started with the others.
  • Oh, we have launch plans. NDAs though, you know. I'd say "soon" is a good guess. And I'd say I doubt Sprint is the only carrier with this offer... If I were to guess (ahem). Posted via the Android Central App
  • A phone is only as good as the network it's on... therefore these phones must be crap.