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Update: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 are done and dusted, so the deals below are no longer valid. Check out our ZDNet Recommends hub for a better look at the latest deals available or ZDNet's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide hub for recommendations on gifts for all.
Samsung has become a household name for its catalog of mobile devices, smart home products, and appliances. If you are looking to upgrade within one of the three, then Black Friday has a score of sweet, money-saving deals. Starting today, Samsung is bringing market-low prices to its plethora of products including what is arguable the best phone you can buy in 2021. We've listed the best deals available below.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G is a mouthful to say, and there are just as many features to back it up. ZDNet's Matthew Miller reviewed the foldable a couple of months ago and praised Samsung for refining most, if not all, the issues that plagued these fragile form factors in the past. With a new and improved hinge, a more durable glass screen, and a front display that is actually viable, the phone makes for an outstanding bargain at its Black Friday price of $849.99 ($150 off).
Launched in January, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra remains a front-runner for the best smartphone of the year. The phone improved on almost every aspect of last year's S20 Ultra, including camera performance, display technology, battery life, and processing power, while cutting the price by $200. And this Black Friday, you can buy the S21 Ultra for an additional $300 off, putting it at a very competitive price tag of $899.
Fancy a new smartwatch? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 was recently launched but is being marked down ($50) during Black Friday. ZDNet's Matthew Miller praised the Galaxy Watch 4 for its new BioActive sensor, which provides the user's heart rate, ECG measurements, blood oxygen levels, and even body composition. Powered by Samsung's One UI, made in partnership with Google, the Galaxy Watch 4 is a great option for those looking to get into a more active lifestyle. Whether you prefer the smaller 40mm watch size or the 44mm, either model can be yours for less than $230.
For the best gaming and viewing experience, an ultra-wide monitor is the way to go. While most span up to 34'', the 49'' Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor tops the leaderboard. Amazon currently has the 144hz behemoth on sale for $949.99 ($250 off), making it a bargain for those who have been eyeing the monitor.
For a limited time, Samsung has its latest and greatest foldable, Galaxy Z Fold 3, on sale for just $1549.99 ($250 off) or as low as $649 with an eligible trade-in. That's the lowest price that we've seen since its debut back in August. Though not for everyone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 brings a form factor that reinvents the way you use your smartphone. With this offer, Samsung is also bundling in a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2, making it all the sweeter.
If you prefer to stick with the traditional phone/tablet combo, then this Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 deal is worth the look. Amazon currently has it listed at $499 ($150 off) for the 11-inch, 128GB, Mystic Black model. On the inside, you get 5G connectivity -- a first for tablets in the US, a 120Hz refresh rate display, and a massive 8,000mAh battery for all-day use. The included S-Pen provides better precision and input and attaches magnetically to the back of the Tab S7.
You don't have to pay a premium to get excellent audio when it comes to wireless earbuds. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, now for just $79 ($70 off), makes for the perfect Black Friday treat to yourself, or a stocking stuffer come Christmas. ZDNet's Jason Cipriani reviewed the earbuds when first released and labeled them as the go-to for Android users or those who weren't a fan of Apple's AirPods.
When it comes to efficient house cleaning, a cordless vacuum can do you no wrong. For a limited time, Samsung is offering its Jet 75 Complete Cordless Stick Vacuum for only $319 ($180 off). The Jet 75 vacuum has a lightweight design, a 5-layer filtration system, and all the watts you need to keep your floors dust and dirt-free.
Currently, Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptop for $799 ($300 off). For the price, you get a large 15.6-inch AMOLED display, 11th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD. The laptop comes in a sleek Mystic Silver finish, with thinness that is hard to come by in this display size range.
Though not the latest model, Best Buy currently has a $150 discount on Samsung's 70'' Class TU6985 4K TV, pricing it at just $599.99. At that price, the product competes well in a sea of TV deals during Black Friday -- with its standout feature being the crisp and color-accurate 70'' panel. That said, don't expect this deal to last long.
Perhaps a traditional TV is more of your taste. Currently, you can buy the Samsung Neo QLED 4K TV at $500 (and more) off all sizes -- the 55'' starts at $1,099.99 ($1,599.99 MSRP). If you prefer a larger screen size, the 75'' and 85'' are $700 and $1,500 off, respectively. The Neo QLED TVs are Samsung's crème de la crème, offering vivid colors and dynamic contrast. The TVs also feature the brand's proprietary Quantum Matrix Technology, which ensures high detail no matter how dark or bright the scenes are.