Hands-on with Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge cases


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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge offers a unique new form factor, so it goes without saying we will see some interesting cases for the new flagship. Samsung will offer a few options out of the gate, including a new take on their S-View flip cover case as well as a lightweight plastic shell case.

The updated flip case features a translucent front providing a full-frontal view of the S6 display. Just as with previous Samsung flip covers, the phone can detect when the case is shut and displays a power-friendly clock and notification widget for at-a-glance updates. Lifting the cover will launch directly into your Galaxy S6 homescreen (provided you don’t have a screen lock enabled).

The case is curved to match the phone’s display and snaps snugly to the rear to offer 360 degrees of protection. We missed the presence of a magnetic clasp or other secure closure mechanism. The flip cover has a tendency to flap around freely otherwise.

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Samsung’s other case option for the S6 Edge is more or less the rear of the folio case without its flipping front — that is, a standard plastic shell case that snaps on over the rear of the device. The minimalist cases offer basic protection while showcasing the design of the device.

Samsung’s snap-on rear cases are transparent while the S6 Edge folio case is available in a selection of colors to match those of the Galaxy S6. All should be available at launch.

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  1. IF I use a case, it is only when I travel. But 2 things about cases for me. 1) I do not do cases with a flip cover. 2) I do not do cases that do not have a kickstand. Once you use a kickstand on a phone, it is hard to not want to forever have one.

  2. Do you think a Nexus device will ever launch with as many accessories as Samsung flagship devices do? It’s kind of annoying not seeing as much for my tablet when it came out.

    1. Nah it won’t. They’re not popular enough to get as much support.

  3. Samsung should get into the business of developing curved tempered glass screen protectors for their Edge devices.

  4. where can i i get that blue wallpaper on the homescreen?

  5. Regular S6 in the picture.

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