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Samsung Access gives you a new phone, extra perks for one monthly fee - Android Authority
Samsung's Galaxy flagship subscription plan also tosses in 1TB of cloud storage and other perks.
Apple was one of the first manufacturers to offer a subscription service for phone upgrades, allowing users to get the latest iPhone for one flat monthly fee. Samsung offered a similar program too, and its now offering an all-new upgrade program called Samsung Access (h/t: XDA-Developers). So how does it differ from the legacy Samsung Phone Upgrade Program, then? The Samsung Access initiative includes a number of perks aside from being able to upgrade your phone. These perks include Premium Care protection and support, and Microsoft 365 Personal (including 1TB of OneDrive storage and premium Office apps). There are a few caveats though, as you need to return your current device before upgrading. Furthermore, you can only upgrade after a minimum of nine months, and you can only cancel after three months. Want to upgrade or cancel earlier than that? Then youll need to splash out $100, Samsung says. Its also worth noting that there are separate prices for each Galaxy S20 device, with the standard S20 retailing for $37 a month on Samsung Access. Opt for the Galaxy S20 Plus and youll be paying $42 a month (or $46 for the 512GB option), while the Galaxy S20 Ultra retails for $48 a month. The S20 and S20 Ultra models are only available in 128GB flavors via this initiative. Furthermore, you cant trade in your current phone to join Samsung Access. Meanwhile, Samsungs legacy upgrade plan allows you to do this. Like the idea of this Samsung Galaxy subscription program nonetheless? Then check out Samsung Access via the button below.
MIUI 12 update: Release date, features, and more - Android Authority
The stable version of MIUI 12 will start rolling out in June and Xiaomi has also revealed a list of supported phones.