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If you’ve been paying attention to the coverage leading up to this point, you know that there doesn’t seem to be much of a mystery left in terms of what it will look like. So little of one, in fact, that case manufacturers have gone ahead and crafted some early options for us to check out while we wait for the phone itself to become available.
Leading up to the release of S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, we will conduct tests of our own, and will be updating this article with only the very best cases available on the market. But in the meantime, these cases below (while untested) look to be wise investments based on their design, robustness and overall value.
Note: we’ve ranked these from cheapest to most expensive at the time of writing
Snakehive Premium Leather Case
This case from Snakehive checks the box if you’re after a case that looks just as high-end as the Samsung Galaxy S9 will likely be. Set to arrive in three different colors: navy blue, black, and tan leather, each suits the user who wants protection, but doesn’t want to detract from the good looks of the phone itself.
Best yet, it will retail for £21.95 (around $30, AU$38 thanks to international shipping through Snakehive), which is reasonable for a case to go around your expensive flagship phone.
Olixar X-Ranger Survival Case
Olixar’s case packs in a surprising amount of functionality given that it’s primary goal is to make your S9 Plus as durable as can be. Equipped with a wallet slot, multi-tool and a kickstand, you’ll be as prepped for a fall as much as you are watching the latest episodes of your favorite TV show on Netflix or Hulu.
Its price is set at a very reasonable $28 (about £20, AU$35). For this much protection and a look that doesn’t appear to sully the elegant style of the S9 Plus, Olixar’s case seems well worth it.
Genuine Leather Wallet Case
The wallet smartphone case has become the trusted option for smartphone enthusiasts who want to reduce the amount of stuff they pack in their pockets. You already have your phone and keys taking up some room, why waste even more space with a wallet, especially when you can fit all of your cards and cash inside of this Samsung Galaxy S9 case?
Mobile Fun’s own leather wallet case fits the dimensions of the S9 to the millimeter and has a low-profile to keep things compact. In addition to protecting your phone’s front and back when shut, it can carry up to four cards (more if you double them up per slot) and documents like cash or tickets within the pocket.
At $28 (about £20, AU$35), this one is a killer deal for those looking for a case that can do more than most, and one that can carry more than most.
Hyperknit Cover Case
One of the cooler-looking, albeit still unannounced first-party cases from Samsung, the Hyperknit has a knitted design, which provides a benefit to users both in terms of how it looks (stunning) and how its feel (grippy and protective).
This case will retail for $41 (about £29, AU$52), according to MobileFun. That's a bit expensive considering that it doesn’t cover the S9’s face. Though this option looks to be available in each of the S9’s launch colors, so it could make for a nice complement to your purchase.
- Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 colors