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The best thin and light clear Galaxy S8 or S8+cases


Samsung unveiled a bunch of cases and intriguing accessories together with the newly-minted Galaxy S8 and S8+. Barring the 2Piece abomination that serves a mysterious purpose, some of those are pretty well thought-out, so you might pick one of the official wrappers to go with your fresh S8. 

That's if you have money to burn, though, as we all know that third-party makers will be filling the value-for-money void in no time with their own cases for the Galaxy S8. Here's a preliminary shortlist of a few worthy thin cases you can get for your precious, and we'll be updating this as more of those hit the tape in the next few weeks and months.

Spigen AirSkin Galaxy S8 ($14.99)

Spigen needs no introduction as an accessory maker, and AirSkin is the thinnest in its case portfolio, created for those who don't want bulk and unsightly covers. The minimalist AirSkin for the S8 and S8+ measures only 0.36mm in thickness, thanks to the enhanced polypropylene build. The AirSkin comes with a frost finish for better fingerprint-resistance, which also offers better, more comfortable grip. It is usually twenty bucks, but Amazon has it for $14.99 at the moment.

Case-mate BarelyThere case for Samsung Galaxy S8 ($25)

What can be more barely there than the original Barely There line by Case-mate you ask? Well, not much, at least until brands like Peel release an S8 case, but Case-mate already have their thin and form-fitting wrapper for the S8 and S8+ in stock, so you will be able to get it before your S8 hits the doorsteps, and the Barely There ultra thin profile will be waiting for the flagship to fall into its soft and loving, but firm embrace.

Samsung Clear Cover ($29.99)

Buying an all-glass $750 phone and hiding the shimmering colors in a case is not everybody's cup of tea, but is somewhat inevitable. That is why Samsung has provided its Clear Cover line for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, adding an extra layer of protection, and at the same time showcasing the chassis colors through a thin 0.8mm transparent case that takes the color of your phone hue of choice. Last but not least, the Clear Cover line is Samsung's cheapest, so the case should be about $29.99, like its previous iterations.

OtterBox Galaxy S8 Clearly Protected Skin ($21)

OtterBox is usually associated with its tough and bulky "s**t happens" cases, but did you know it also has a thin skin line? Yep, its Galaxy S8 Clearly Protected Skin is as thin as they come, and offers ultra-thin layer from OtterBox wraps your phone with a precision fit, while the clear case lets admirers marvel at the glass design through the clear, transparent material that offers better grip and enough everyday protection for your precious Galaxy S8 or S8+.

Olixar FlexiShield ultrathin Samsung Galaxy S8 case ($12.99)

How about a 100% clear case that is thin, durable, and won't break the bank for your Galaxy S8? Olixar's FlexiShield ultrathin Galaxy S8 case fits the bill, and then some, as it comes with unique gel material used has a non-slip coating that provides you with extra grip for your phone, which minimizes the chance of dropping your device. The FlexiShield is Olixar's slimmest portfolio, and thus the case keeps the added layer to an absolute minimum for uninterrupted view and feel of your shiny expensive new phone.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 specs
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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