Want to toughen up your Samsung Galaxy S8? LifeProof FRE cases are now available to pre-order

Current and future owners of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ can now pre-order a seriously tough protective case for their handset: the LifeProof FRE.

First announced back in March, the LifeProof FRE for Galaxy S8 and S8+ is a rugged, yet not too bulky case (15 mm in thickness) that's made for adventurous people. The new case is part of the "Made for Samsung" program, thus having passed both LifeProof's, and Samsung's quality standards.

A  LifeProof FRE case will make your Galaxy S8 or S8+ drop-proof, as long as you're not dropping the phone from heights over 6.6 feet (2 meters) - in everyday life, you're unlikely to do this anyway. In addition to that, the new case is mud- and snow-proof, and improves the water resistance of the S8 family.

By themselves, the S8 and S8+ can to survive submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. With a LifeProof FRE case on, the handsets' water resistance will be increased to up to 2 meters for 1 hour.

Despite its toughness, the LifeProof FRE case provides full access to your Galaxy S8, including to the cameras and fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the integrated screen cover won't affect display responsiveness.

The LifeProof FRE case for the regular Galaxy S8 comes in four weirdly named color variants: asphalt black, second wind grey, twilight's edge purple, and sunset bay teal. The model for the S8+ is available in only three of the mentioned colors (sunset bay teal being the one that's missing). Regardless of what variant of the case you want, it costs $89.99 to buy one - you can place your order starting today via the source links below. Depending on the color that you're choosing, cases will ship starting June 12, or a bit later.

source: LifeProof (Galaxy S8, Galaxy 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 64GB + 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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1114; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I would've liked a LifeProof for my s7Edge

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1114; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They could make an Otterbox Defender with built on screen protector for s7Edge but no lifeproof. Now they make a lifeproof, but defender is screenless

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's ridicules smh, I guess that is what happens when otterbox owns both companies.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When I got the s8+ and a defender case I asked why no screen protector on them and the girl at Best buy said they stopped putting them on because people were taking them off anyway. Don't know how true that is.

13. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

The screen protecters are s**tty plastic ones anyways, the screen is like 3 times less likely to get scratched compared to the screen protector they give.

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1114; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Except it protected the screen. They charge the same amount now as they did when the screen was available. But they want you to also buy their special Otterbox Alpha Glass for an additional $50. Clearly they didn't remove the screen because consumer removed it, but because they want people to buy their overpriced glass

2. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Phenomenal case for a phenomenal phone

3. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

"Samsung's quality standards." I find that part hard to believe.

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

With that less bezels that phone needs more protection.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"LifeProof FRE cases are now available to pre-order" For a sec, I somehow read it as LifeProof FIRA cases... no pun intended.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Damn autocorrect. I meant to say, I somehow read it as LifeProof FIRE cases... FIRE... rings the fiasco bell, no? Don't know how I got that.

11. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Buy slim phone with bezel-less curved display, then put on a bulky case

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not putting even a thin case on this bad boy let alone an ugly monstrosity like Life or OtterBox cases.

15. Mazl12

Posts: 3; Member since: May 24, 2017

Great review!! We just bought the S8 and S8 plus, we love them! Our Thunder Tech cases also just came in, and they are great quality cases that really protect our phones. If anyone's looking for a phone case, here's where we got ours on Amazon. Highly recommended! Look in Amazon under Thunder Tech!

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