K-Pop band EXO to adorn a special edition Smart Cover for the Galaxy S8, more to come in the future

Samsung is seriously riding that Galaxy S8 hype wave right now, throwing more and more pieces of marketing at us every day. South Koreans have it even more interesting, though, judging by the recent announcement of a new line of accessories for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, called Samsung Galaxy Friends. The first product in the line is the EXO Smart Cover, which gives its users access to exclusive content from the K-Pop band EXO.

The case is NFC-enabled, which means that upon snapping it onto the Galaxy S8's back, users are greeted with a welcome message, after which their phone is transformed into an EXO device, thanks to the exclusive wallpapers and icons. This is, of course, a very silly idea, though the case itself does seem to actually look pretty good. Plus, the whole thing gives NFC a bit more credibility as a useful technology outside of mobile payments, so we'll take it.

Samsung Galaxy Friends was announced as an accessory line, rather than a case one, which leads us to believe that products in it may expand beyond just Smart Covers. So what's next? A CL wireless charger? G-Dragon DeX Station? We don't know, but we're genuinely excited to find out.

As for the EXO Cover, it will, understandably, only be sold in South Korea for now. Its price is reported to be 44,000 won, which adds up to about $40. It will come in versions both for the smaller S8 and its larger sibling, the S8+

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

to the people who say this is pretty dumb, you will be pretty surprised at how many fan girls will buy this.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

fangirl... or that "hallyu" guy around here... :v

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

and just like that the S8 crosses 1 million pre-orders..brought to you by the power of k-pop fangirls

4. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

and there are also so many Fanboys around the world..K-POP is BOOMING..

7. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Tell me you're joking...

8. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

why do you think im joking???

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is for the likes of Hallyu and little teenager girls. Go figure.

6. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

Kpop !!! I must get this :3

9. mentalerror

Posts: 15; Member since: May 19, 2016

kpoopers wer you at?

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