This new program is a way for Samsung customers to potentially recoup 50% of the cost of a Galaxy S20 up to two years later.
It looks like Samsung is referring to this as the “50% buy-back guarantee,” and assuming you hang onto a phone and treat it right, you could get half of the money back that you paid for your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, or Galaxy S20 Ultra. This isn’t a trade-in program – it’s a send-your-phone-back-and-get-cash program.
The program allows Galaxy S20 owners who bought their phones directly from Samsung to opt into a guaranteed buy-back situation that covers the phone for 24 months. During that 2-year period, if you decide you want to return your phone, you can do so and get 50% of the cost back. For a Galaxy S20, that would mean $499.99 back, or at least $599.99 back for the S20+. The Galaxy S20 Ultra could get you up to $799.99 back.