A week from this Sunday, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will both be unveiled. All of a sudden, those with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will own a phone belonging to the previous generation. But this dynamic allows retailers and carriers to take an axe to the price of the 2017 flagships right now, as they try to quickly reduce their inventory of the older models to make room for the new units.
Take Cricket Wireless, for example. The AT&T-owned pre-paid carrier has a great deal on the Galaxy S8 that amounts to a 50% off discount. It’s simple, really. Switch …