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(Pocket-lint) - The Black Friday sales are usually a good time to buy a new phone, with discounts across many of the devices launched in the previous year. 

We're now into November and the Black Friday sales have started. There are incentives from networks, good deals or discounts on SIM packages, but for many, it's heavy discounts on phones that people want. 

We'll be checking all the prices and delivering the best deals that you'll find in mobile phones for Black Friday right here.

Black Friday US phone deals | Black Friday UK phone deals

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Best Black Friday UK smartphone deals 2021

There will be Black Friday phone deals offered by a full range of retailers. You can go direct to those retailers below, or head down the page to see our highlighted deals.

UK Black Friday phone retailers

We've broken the deals down into different manufacturer to help you get to the devices you're looking for - just click on the links below to jump to different sections.

Apple deals UK | Samsung deals UK | Pixel deals UK | OnePlus deals UK | Other deals UK

Samsung Galaxy deals UK

Samsung discounts widely, both on its own website and through other retailers, so there's plenty of choice.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, 128GB - save £150
Samsung Galaxy A52s, 128GB - save £80
Samsung Galaxy S21, 128GB - save over £140
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - now £969

Apple iPhone deals UK

It doesn't looks like there's going to be huge savings on the iPhone for this Black Friday.

Save on renewed iPhone models

Google Pixel deals UK

Google often discounts, but so far there's no word on when we'll see Pixel discounts for 2021. The Google Store is running discounts from 18 November on some devices, but not phones.

Google Pixel 4a, 128GB - £249

OnePlus deals UK

OnePlus 9 Pro, 128GB - save £200
OnePlus Nord 2 5G, 256GB - save £50

Other deals UK

Nokia XR20 - save £69
Oppo Find X3 Pro, 256GB - save £100
Oppo Find X 2 Pro - save £400
Xiaomi Mi 11 5G, 128GB - save £200
Honor 50 - save £80
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Best Black Friday US cell phone deals 2021

US Black Friday phone retailers

We've broken the deals down into different manufacturer to help you get to the devices you're looking for - just click on the links below to jump to different sections.

Apple deals US | Samsung deals US | Pixel deals US | OnePlus deals US | Other deals US

Samsung deals US

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, 128GB - save $150
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, 256GB - save $300

Google Pixel deals US

Google Pixel 4a - save $50

OnePlus deals US

OnePlus 9 Pro, 256GB - save $269
OnePlus Nord N200, 64GB - save $40

Apple iPhone deals US

There are usually a range of iPhone discounts around Black Friday and we'll highlight them here when they appear.

Other phone Black Friday deals in the US

Sony Xperia 1 III - save $100
Save on Motorola devices - up to 43% off

When will the Black Friday sales start?

Black Friday is scheduled to start on 26 November 2021, followed by Cyber Monday on 29 November. But the sales event will span these weeks, with black tag events often starting up in the middle of November and running for a couple of weeks. 

Phones are very much a part of this and you'll see rolling deals on different models throughout the sales period - and we've often seen some models or capacities sell out quickly once the sales start - especially from popular retailers. Some brands are already listing deals on their websites, although these aren't universal across all retailers.

What phones do we expect to get discounts?

That's the big question. Often there aren't discounts on the very latest models, so the new iPhone is unlikely to be discounted, but the iPhone 12 and older models are all likely to see some good reductions across a range of retailers. 

There are some brands that like to discount fairly heavily and Samsung is one of them. It's unlikely that you'll find a big discount on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but you are likely to find discounts on the Galaxy S21 family and the Galaxy Note 20 - as well as many of the Galaxy A models too. Often, there's some big savings, not just from third-party retailers, but direct from Samsung too. 

Other brands love the sales, with the likes of OnePlus, Oppo and Motorola all common names. Previously we've seen serious discounts on flagship models, for example the vegan leather Oppo Find X2, making it much more affordable. That's happening again in 2021, with Oppo, OnePlus and Xiaomi all starting sales early.

Watch out for storage, as sometime times one storage will have a big discount and another might not and also watch out for colours - as some versions of a phone might be cheaper because less people are buying it.

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Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published on 8 November 2019.