Deals: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and S23 FE price drops

Last week, the 512GB Galaxy S24 Ultra was $1,220, and now it’s down $50 at both Amazon and Best Buy. The 256GB model remains at $1,100, and double the storage space is worth $70 if you ask us. This will help extend the life of the phone (it will be supported for 7 years) as the operating system and applications will continue to grow in the coming years.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (8/128GB) was $600 in late April, and now that model is $50 less. The same goes for the 8/256GB version, which is now down to $610.

The OnePlus 12R was priced at $530 for a while – that’s for the version with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage – but the S23 FE’s price drop has us comparing the two models again. The 12R has a lot of features like an LTPO display and a more modern Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset (vs. 8 Gen 1), not to mention a larger, faster-charging 1,000 mAh battery.

Meanwhile, Samsung is preparing to launch the next generation of foldable devices (shortly before the Olympics start). This could be the last hurray for the Galaxy Z Fold5 – it still maintains a fairly high price, but now Amazon is offering a $300 gift card to sweeten the deal. Or you may want to wait a few months to see what the Z Fold6 looks like, as well as any FE models that might arrive and (of course) the Z Fold5’s prices might drop.

We may see new TWS buds from Apple at its upcoming iPad-focused event on Tuesday as the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) grow older. These buds are still highly capable, have the best integration with Apple products, and are currently $60 less than their MSRP. Note that this is with a case that has a USB-C charging port (and MagSafe for wireless charging).

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If you have an Android device or don’t want AirPods, you can get the Bose QuietComfort Eabuds II for the same price. They have great sound, active noise cancellation, and are comfortable to wear. On the downside, it lacks wireless charging and multipoint connectivity.

Announced two weeks ago, the Insta360 X4 is the company’s first 8K 360-degree camera. The extra resolution delivers more detail when you narrow the field of view, and alternatively, you get higher frame rates at 5.3K and 4K than the X3 can manage.

Chromebooks have gained a cult status as inexpensive laptops, and they’re very good for some use cases (they’re very popular in schools, for example). Some of them are really, really cheap — this Acer comes in at just $140, which is even less than cheap Android tablets like the Amazon Fire Max 11 (and that’s before you buy the keyboard case).

It’s not a great laptop by any means, as its 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of just 1366 x 768 pixels. The Intel Celeron N4020 is also a fairly weak chip with two cores (two threads), and it doesn’t help that it’s paired with just 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. But again, it’s only $140 and doesn’t look too bad when compared to cheap Android tablets.

For something a little fancier though still reasonably priced, the Asus has a 14-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge that allows it to turn into a sort of tablet. It has a more powerful AMD Ryzen 3 (7320C) processor with 4 cores (8 threads) and a more capable Radeon iGPU. It’s paired with a faster 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD.

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There’s talk of a PS5 Pro, but that hasn’t materialized yet, so if you want a new console, the PlayStation 5 Slim is what Sony has to offer. For some reason, the disc and digital edition cost the same — $450 — and the disc comes with a copy of Spider-Man 2 (it’s a digital download). We’ll keep an eye on the digital version in case Best Buy drops in price.

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