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Amazon's pre-Black Friday tablet sale includes the all-new iPad (left) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A.
Amazon’s pre-Black Friday tablet sale includes the all-new iPad (left) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

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TL;DR: Amazon’s got a bunch of iPads and Samsung tablets on sale ahead of Black Friday.


Don’t freak out, but Black Friday has come early for a bunch of different iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets thanks to the folks over at Amazon.

As of Tuesday, we found eight different tablets on the site that were either discounted or featured in limited-time promotions that include free Amazon gift cards. (OK, now you can go ahead and freak out.) 

There’s a slight chance these deals will get even better as Black Friday approaches — peep the rest of our holiday sale coverage to see what you might encounter — but if you want to beat the inevitable rush, buying ASAP isn’t a bad call.

Take your pick from the following models:

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

The new kid on Apple’s block features the powerful A10 Fusion chip and support for the Apple Pencil (a first for the standard iPad line). Amazon has lowered the prices of two different models by $30 apiece: Snag a gold 32GB iPad with WiFi for $299, or score a gold 128GB iPad with WiFi and cellular for $529. 

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

This Mashable’s Choice Award-winning device from 2018 is a real beast of a tablet, offering an A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine, Face ID, and an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with Apple’s latest ProMotion and True Tone technologies. Choose from the following variants:

  • 64GB iPad Pro with WiFi in space gray — $674 (a $125 savings)

  • 64GB iPad Pro with WiFi in silver — $757.93 (a $41.07 savings)

  • 256GB iPad Pro with WiFi in space gray — $899 (a $50 savings)

  • 256GB iPad Pro with WiFi in silver — $899.41 (a $49.59 savings)

  • 512GB iPad Pro with WiFi in space gray — $1,099 (a $50 savings)

  • 512GB iPad Pro with WiFi in silver — $1,057 (a $92 savings)

  • 1TB iPad Pro with WiFi in space gray — $1,269 (an $80 savings)

  • 1TB iPad Pro with WiFi in silver — $1,099.97 (a $249.03 savings)

  • 64GB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in space gray — $902.42 (a $46.58 savings)

  • 64GB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in silver — $899.41 (a $49.59 savings)

  • 256GB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in space gray — $1,049 (a $50 savings)

  • 256GB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in silver — $1,059.99 (a $48.01 savings)

  • 512GB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in space gray — $1,149.99 (a $149.01 savings)

  • 512GB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in silver — $1,224 (a $75 savings)

  • 1TB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in space gray — $1,398.93 (a $100.07 savings)

  • 1TB iPad Pro with WiFi + cellular in silver — $1,398.93 (a $100.07 savings)

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

The new iPad Air also won a Mashable’s Choice Award upon its release in spring, and it comes with the A12 Bionic chip, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours on one charge. Choose from the following variants:

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

Last year’s iPad was yet another Mashable’s Choice Award winner. It comes with the A10 Fusion chip, a vivid Retina display, and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Get its 128GB model in silver for just $399 — 29% off its suggested retail price of $559.

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

Meet the latest addition to Samsung’s lineup of Galaxy tablets: the Tab S6. This puppy is a multitasking machine that sports a fast mobile processor, quad speakers, a fast-charging battery that lasts up to 15 hours at a time, and a beautiful edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display. Plus, it comes with its own S Pen for drawing and doodling. 

You’ll receive a $50 Amazon gift card when you order it — choose from three different finishes (cloud blue, mountain gray, or rose blush) and two different storage capacities (128GB for $649.99, or 256GB for $729.99).

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

Released in February, the latest Galaxy Tab A is a binge-watcher’s dream with a Full HD corner-to-corner display, Dolby Atmos surround sound, and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours per charge. It’s available with a storage capacity of 32GB ($229.99), 64GB ($279.99), and 128GB ($299.99, down from $329.99), and all three versions currently include a free $50 Amazon gift card.

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

Available in black and gray, last year’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is very similar to the all-new Tab S6, only it’s slightly thicker, slightly less powerful, and doesn’t include an ultrawide camera lens. Get its 64GB model for just $449.99, or upgrade to 256GB of storage for only $549.99; you’ll be saving $200 either way.

8 stellar deals on iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets ahead of Black Friday

This slightly older Tab A model from 2016 is an excellent budget-friendly pick featuring two cameras, a long-lasting battery, 16GB of storage, and a robust Octa-core processor that’s great for streaming media and surfing the web. Order it on Amazon in black for just $175 — a 37% savings.

(Psst — want an even smaller/cheaper Galaxy Tab A? There’s a 7-inch, 8GB model with similar specs on sale on Amazon for a mere $94.83 — 27% off its suggested retail price of $129.99.)

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