Samsung’s new Z Flip and Z Fold phones just got their first discount

Samsung’s fourth-generation foldables are already getting a discount. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

Following Apple’s “Far Out” event, where it had an impressive showing with the iPhone 14 Pro and a bunch of other gadgets, Samsung is countering with a strong right hook, offering the first-ever (and best) discounts on its fourth-generation foldable phones. Available for $999.99 at launch, the 128GB configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is currently discounted to $899.99 at Amazon.

The larger Z Fold 4 has also received a significant discount, lowering the $1,799.99 launch price of the 256GB model to $1,599.99. You can also find the 512GB configuration discounted to $1,719.99, down from its usual $1,919.99.

It may still be a little gimmicky, but the fourth iteration of the Galaxy Z Flip is actually a pretty decent phone with solid battery life that easily compresses into a roughly 3 x 2-inch block that can actually fit in your pocket (wild!). The photo capabilities are slightly lacking compared to the Z Fold 4, but the Flip 4 is an excellent choice for something that’s reminiscent of a flip phone. Read our review.

As for the Z Fold 4, it offers more screen space and opens like a book. The 7.6-inch inner display gives you more than enough room for running side-by-side applications or streaming games and movies. When folded, the Z Fold 4 provides a generous 6.2-inch screen for checking notifications or responding to texts. Read our review.

If you need some accessories to go with your brand-new phone, you may want to check out some of the chargers offered by Spigen and Anker. The Spigen ArcField 15W Qi charger is normally priced at $69.99 but is currently discounted to $54.99 for Amazon Prime members, and you can knock off an additional $7 when you clip the coupon before checkout. The 15W charger provides enough juice to fast charge any modern Android or Apple phone. Just make sure you have an adapter on hand that supports at least 15W charging.

If you’re cool with wired chargers, check out Anker’s compact single port 65W USB-C adapter that’s usually priced at $49.99 but is currently discounted to $34.99. The brand’s 100W three-port adapter is also discounted, going for $67.99 instead of the usual price of $79.99. Just like all of Anker’s Nano II series of chargers, both adapters feature IQ charging, which regulates wattage from the charger by detecting the device it’s charging.

Whether you’re purely a PC gamer or you’re the proud owner of a PlayStation 5, you’re going to need space for all those sweet games. Thankfully, the WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD in its 1TB configuration is discounted to just $109.99 at Newegg, the lowest price yet for a drive of this size. Normally priced at $169.99, this model of the SN850 is a quick and efficient way to expand the storage of your desktop PC or PlayStation console, and it offers transfer speeds of up to 4,100MB/s. Storing your games on an M.2 SSD as opposed to a less expensive external hard drive has the benefit of making installations happen faster and, in some cases, even improving load times.

The aging but no less impressive Corsair K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is currently discounted to $179.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, the lowest price ever for the $229.99 keyboard. The K100 is an impressive full-size gaming keyboard equipped with Corsair’s optical switches for more responsive inputs, and the dedicated media controls are nice to have. A column of six macro keys also lines the left side that can be programmed with custom actions through either Corsair’s iCue or the Elgato Stream Deck software. The K100 also has a small dial located in the top-left corner that can be programmed with a variety of commands, like switching browser tabs or zooming in on text.

A couple more deals for you

  • The Ubisoft Forward event gave us a bunch of announcements, including the imminent release of their newly announced Ubisoft Plus subscription service, which is currently free to try until October 10th. The service is priced at $14.99 a month for PC exclusive access or $17.99 for its multiaccess plan that includes limited support for Google Stadia and Amazon Luna. Ubisoft Plus grants access to the entire Ubisoft library, which includes not just sweeping franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry but also sleeper hits like Valiant Hearts: The Great War.
  • Explode your Game Boy but make it art. Currently, you can save on several framed pieces of dissected technology from Grid. Grid’s collection includes classic pieces of tech with their guts on full display. Some of the selections offered include the original Game Boy, priced at $269.99 (normally $299), and the original PlayStation DualShock controller for $199 (normally $249).

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