In March, Apple began selling refurbished iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro smartphones, offering them at a discount of about 15% compared to new models. Samsung is now offering refurbished versions of its last year’s smartphones.
The brand has opened pre-orders for refurbished Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra devices through its Re-Newed online store. Open sales of these devices should begin on April 22. Carriers and retailers will start selling these devices from April 28.
These refurbished units are restored to like new condition using official parts and a new battery. In addition, Samsung also offers a one-year warranty on these devices.
The price of the refurbished Galaxy S21 was reduced by $124, the Galaxy S21+ was reduced by $149, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra was reduced by $200. On the Samsung Re-Newed website, the Galaxy S21 is priced at $675, while the refurbished Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra cost $850 and $1,000, respectively.
But that’s not all, as pre-ordering any of these three S21 series refurbished devices by April 22nd will earn customers a $100 discount that they can use to shop at Samsung.com.
As a reminder, Samsung promised four years of software support and five years of security updates for these devices. This means that the Galaxy S21 line released in 2021 is eligible to receive Android 14 and 15 updates, while still receiving security updates until 2026.