Leaked accessories list for the Galaxy S7 family suggests Samsung will mirror Apple with a battery case

Leaked accessories list for the Galaxy S7 family suggests Samsung will mirror Apple with a battery case
As has become typical of impending major releases by Samsung, a list of Galaxy S7/S7+/S7 edge accessories has been leaked, complete with pricing info—at least for the German market. Courtesy of German WinFuture, the selection includes a few surprises.

Starting with the biggie, Samsung appears ready to take on Apple head-on with a battery case of its own—and hopefully a less disappointing one from a design standpoint. The €89.99 ($99.9) case in question is listed containing a cell with a capacity of 2,700 mAh and, perhaps more interestingly, offering support for wireless charging. According to the latest rumors, the Galaxy S7 is expected to arrive on the scene with a 3,000 mAh cell, while the S7+ and S7 edge are said to pack a monster, 3,600 mAh juicer. If that proves to be the case (he-hee), the backup will prove insufficient as far as doubling your battery life goes.

The other interesting item on the list is the so-called Samsung LED View Flip Cover (€69.99, or $77.7), which is new for us. From what we're told by the source, the flip-type case will feature LEDs (duh) that will notify you when you have an incoming calls—and perhaps even notifications? In any case (you know it), it better do something cool, otherwise we'd have to think real hard about burying as much into an accessory. Lastly, a Leather Cover in at least black and brown is supposed to be launched alongside the new goods.

Other accessories include known Samsung products: S View Cover, ClearCover, Wallet Flip Cover, Glitter Cover, and the recently launched Keyboard Cover. Here's the full list, complete with what we guess are internal SKU nomenclatures:



source: WinFuture

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67 Comments

1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

OMFG!!!!!!! So now it is apple who invented the battery cases????

4. kultissim

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I know right, i laughed at that too.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi, the joke on them, the s6/note5 as a battery case from Samsung that looks the same, why are they posting this crap, they have a wireless charging one

23. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I love Samsung and all....but yikes...nowhere in this article does it say that Apple invented battery cases. Merely pointing out the fact that it just so happens Samsung decides to make their own, right after Apple releases theirs. Samsung had YEARS to do so, and never did....until Apple made theirs. Kinda like how Samsung just so happens to start using fingerprint scanners, right after Apple does... And how rumors are pointing to the S7/S7 Edge having Force Touch display...right after Apple does 3D Touch. You can love a company and still acknowledge the fact that they tend to follow in a competitor's footsteps with certain features.

24. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

>Samsung never released battery case Yep you are right.

26. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's not something I have ever seen from Samsung themselves, and I've been using Samsung devices since the original Galaxy S. But if they have, then my mistake.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They have. They have one for the Note 5 and S6 edge+. Just because fanboy writers dont fact check, doesnt mean it didnt exist.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's false.

25. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Except that Samsung already started making official battery cases 6 years ago with the Galaxy S and continued that trend.http://images.mobilefun.co.uk/graphics/300pixelp/genuine-samsung-galaxy-s-extended-battery-case-p25834-300.jpg Cool story though. It's a pattern here. If Samsung didn't make a headline with a feature and Apple does when introducing the same feature later in time, Samsung copied it the next year. Even though they had it for years.

27. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yeah I had no clue that even existed. I even Googled before writing that comment, and couldn't find any official Samsung battery cases.

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The note 5 as a wireless battery case, that charges the phone wireless and it looks cool unlike the iPhone case

42. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Even as recently as the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ has a battery case (and charges the phone wirelessly instead of plugging into the microUSB port!). These were released before the official fugly iPhone battery pack. http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/EP-TN920BSUGUS

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

56. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Never knew about this case, so cool. My brother still have the galaxy s working, but after buying a moto x he do not install any apps because the phone became too slow.

31. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Yep. It's really not about copying or who did it first, it's more about following. Apple does something, Samsung follows. The gold phones is another example. Apple wasn't the first, but no one was really doing it then boom!

32. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Not really. There was a Galaxy S5 gold version. That was before Apple introduced a gold version of the iPhone 6. Apple follows.

34. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Some Apple fanboys only notice things after Apple does it. Before that its either non-existent or imperfect.

35. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Oh and if you feel that Samsung adjusted their color gold after the release of the iPhone 6, because the S5 gold looks different, have a look at the Galaxy Alpha in gold (this time also the metal frame) instead, also released before the iPhone 6. That's 2 generations of phones, before Apple decided to follow.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There was an S4, Note 3 and S5 in Gold. again, just because all the Samsung hating blogs didnt talk about it, doesn't mean Samsung didnt try to set a trend. Its just Samsung gets the hate that Apple should get vs the love that Samsung should be getting that apple gets. simply because Apple is a USA comp nay.

40. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

There Is nothing wrong with keeping up with the competition. If Apple did something first, it is necessary for the competition to do just that to not loose the market share or better improve on that. Samsung will be an idiot to make it an ego problem and not keep up with the competition. Everyone follows everyone in certain aspects. But, not everything followed is copying. Apple followed the competition in releasing big screen phones, that was not copying, they did what the market demanded which is a good thing. Similarly, Samsung included fingerprint scanners in their phones following Apple which was needed and they did good, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Btw I am not criticising your comment.

44. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Samsung already had a fingerprint scanner in its phone in 2005, same spot, from the same company that Apple later bought to implement in in the iPhone.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes there is nothing wrong, unless you're a fanboy then it will always be.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is false because they have one for the S6 Edge+ and the Note 5

29. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

AdBlock FTW.

58. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Crazy times indeed.

64. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

In fact, Apple battery case copycat from HTC

67. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Um where did it say that in the article? I must have missed it.

2. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Samsung have done battery cases for a long time, how are they copying Apple?

66. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

In fact, Apple battery case copycat from HTC

3. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

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