Samsung's official cases for the Galaxy S9/S9+ leak

Samsung's official cases for the Galaxy S9/S9+ leak
Two weeks from today, Samsung will hold its 2018 Unpacked event in Barcelona on the eve of MWC. And you know what that means. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be unveiled, kicking off the new smartphone season. Besides the two handsets, a number of new accessories will also be available for Sammy's 2018 flagship models. And what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of accessories? Cases, of course.

Samsung's official cases for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have surfaced. There will be two new styles, Hyperknit and Protective Standing Cover. The former is a woven texture that is usually found in outfits made for those weekend warriors who are into sports. In fact, the box points out that the case is lightweight and sporty. For those who are, shall we say "rough" with their phones, there is the Protective Standing Cover which debuted last year for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This case is certified to offer military grade protection (MIL-STD-810G-516.7) and will help your Galaxy S9/S9+ survive a drop of 4.9 feet or less. It also will protect the device from dust, extreme temperatures, and features a kickstand for watching video in landscape.

Also available will be the Clear View Standing Cover that was originally offered for the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This accessory was resurrected for the Galaxy S8/S8+. This case allows the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ to be used as an alarm clock sitting on your nightstand. Another case style returning is the LED View Cover, featuring an LED display that will show you notifications, calls, battery level and the time.

First offered for the Galaxy S8, the Alcantara Cover is made from, well, Alcantara. This is a soft microfiber with a premium feel, and the case comes with an NFC chip. Samsung's Silicone Cover also is back, and like all of the aforementioned accessories, it is available for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

The list of official cases from Samsung for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ includes:

  • Alcantara Cover EF-XG960A / EF-XG965A – black, blue, mint, red;
  • Clear View Cover EF-ZG960C / EF-ZG965C – blue, gold, purple;
  • LED Flip Wallet EF-NG960P / EF-NG965P – purple;
  • Hyperknit Cover EF-GG960F / EF-GG965F – red, gray;
  • Protective Standing Cover EF-RG960C / EF-RG965C – black, silver;
  • Silicon Cover EF-PG960T / EF-PG965T – blue, gray, pink.

source: WinFuture via SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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23 Comments

1. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

S9+ is ugly on the back.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

My thoughts exactly. The S9+ just looks way too busy, with the vertical sensors, flash off to the side, and FPS down below. Hopefully the Note9 will resolve this busy look with the in-screen fingerprint scanner.

7. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yea. How could it ever sell & be productive since absolutely everything is done on the back of the phone.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We all figured you'd say that, no surprise there.

25. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

https://cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/news/18/02/samsung-galaxy-s9-exynos-geekbench/-728/gsmarena_002.jpg If this benchmark is true then Exyons it’s an bar with Apple A Soc!

19. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Hmmm... looks like I might be stepping into an unpopular opinion, but I actually kind of agree. The flash/heartrate sensor looks kind of unaligned to anything in particular. The horizontal and vertical nature of it is also kind of odd. That said, I don't hate the back, but I do think it could be better. It will probably look better in person rather than just seeing the cut-outs on a case. They're probably doing it on purpose so they can improve it in the SX/S10. :)

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

The hyperknit case looks great.

5. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Everything it's clear now. Official launch is no more important.

8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

SMH. Think before you type next time.

6. LiveFaith

Posts: 389; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Honestly matters not how the back looks. Since Sammy and others are still using antiquated materials like glass and aluminum to wrap their $900 mobile devices, then they'll get covered 99% of the time. This a mobile device carried everywhere. It should not be as fragile as a wine glass. Then maybe we could actually see the back of one in the real world.

10. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Since Sammy and others are still using antiquated materials like glass and aluminum..." Antiquated how? Unless other manufacturers are using Adamantium, Vibranium, the Tesseract or the $#!ț Thors' hammer is made of this statement doesn't make any sense. "Then maybe we could actually see the back of one in the real world." Right cause whenever I show people that I got a new phone the first thing they want to see is the back.

16. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S9 plus design kinda looks like lg g4.

20. gamehead unregistered

So it's pretty much confirmed that it wont be getting a on screen fingerprint reader. Well there's always the next note.

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yea, it was confirmed like a month ago.

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