Searching for a new phone? The Galaxy S9 should be near the top of your list. It’s the latest flagship from Samsung, and it represents the best in hardware and software. But it wouldn’t truly be a flagship unless there were first-party accessories to go with the phone. And sure enough, Samsung did create a bunch of accessories to pair with the Galaxy S9 for a single-brand experience.
Just keep in mind they won’t be available to purchase until the 2018 flagship is released, which will happen on March 16 around the world.
Here is the full list of first-party accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S9.
S-View Flip Cover
- Color(s): Black, Blue, Violet
The S-View Flip Cover keeps valuable information visible while also having scratch protection present at all times. It’s a multi-function case that protects your phone, displays information at a glance, and even adds an optimal viewing experience. Samsung really put a little bit of everything into this accessory.
Without ever flipping the cover off the display, you’re able to see and interact with your phone’s screen. Calls, alarms, and events are accessible along with the time if you activate Samsung’s always-on display feature.
Also, the built-in kickstand lets you position your Galaxy S9 horizontally to watch videos. Usually it’s the bulkier cases that offer this, but Samsung managed to fit the kickstand in a slim case. That’s accomplished by utilizing the cover and the back as support propping up the phone.
- Color(s): Black, Blue, Mint
Over the years, we’ve seen Samsung increase its investment in style. Now its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series are among the most beautiful mobile devices in the world. So the company made a case to match.
The Alcantara Cover merges style and protection. The material is a mix of polyester and polycarbonate, which tells you how Samsung cares about durability as much as looks. It also makes for a great grip on the Galaxy S9. Since you’re going to have your phone for a long time, you want a case that will live with it. The premium nature of the Alcantara Cover means you’ll always have style, protection, and grip for your Galaxy S9.
Rugged Protective Cover
- Color(s): Black, Silver
The sturdiest case you’ll find from Samsung is the Rugged Protective Cover. It comes in Black and Silver, and it shields the Galaxy S9 when a bump or drop occurs. Samsung used military-grade standards to test the case’s durability and found it absorbs most impacts and thus minimizes damage.
Here’s where things get interesting. In addition to protecting your Galaxy S9, the Rugged Protective Cover includes a built-in kickstand. But it’s not a one-and-done type of kickstand. It works in both portrait and landscape modes.
Because the Galaxy S9 is made largely of glass, you might want to consider this case. The Rugged Protective Cover doesn’t add unnecessary bulk but keeps the phone safe.
- Color(s): Red, Gray
With the Hyperknit Cover, you’re getting pure style for the Galaxy S9. Samsung focused a lot on the look and feel. It does include light protection but that’s not why anyone would choose this case instead of others. There’s a textured and lightweight nylon that, aside from maintaining the 2018 flagship’s slim figure, provides good grip for your slick hands.
- Color(s): Gray, Black
Everyone needs a rubber-based case. Not only are they cheap and good for backup, they’re also surprisingly good at protecting mobile devices. Again, your Galaxy S9 isn’t quite indestructible despite Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 covering the front and back. If you drop the phone straight-up, you’re probably going to be devastated by the shattered aftermath or at least some scratches.
Samsung’s Silicone Cover, which is sold in your choice of Gray or Black, provides a soft touch with grip and protection benefits. In the event your Galaxy S9 takes a fall, the rubber should be able to absorb shock and prevent the phone from looking disastrous afterward.
LED Wallet Cover
- Color(s): Black, Blue, Violet
The LED Wallet Cover is a lot like the S-View Flip Cover, but this time you’re not forced to use the Galaxy S9’s display. And that’ll save battery life in the long-run. Samsung instead packed LED lights into the case that can show calls, messages, time, and more. Just press the phone’s power button as usual, and the information appears immediately.
Inside the case is a pocket for cash, cards, and IDs. You can’t go wrong with all of these features. Between the LED lights serving up notifications and that hidden slot, you’re getting a ton of value in a single case.
- Color(s): Black
The DeX Pad builds upon last year’s DeX. Like its predecessor, the DeX Pad connects to a monitor and converts the Galaxy S9 into a computer. Your phone will generate a computer-like user interface that makes you feel like you’re on a laptop or desktop. But the new model elevates the experience by expanding what your phone does.
Now your Galaxy S9 is also a trackpad and keyboard. You no longer have to purchase separate accessories and pair them with the DeX Pad. Once the phone connects via USB-C and goes into its PC mode, the Galaxy S9 offers its display as the trackpad. Swipe around and you’ll see the mouse on the monitor moving with you. Then, when it comes time to type, use the Galaxy S9’s display converts to a virtual keyboard.
Samsung added more ports, too. The DeX Pad includes two USB-A 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a USB-C port.
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Fast Wireless Charging Stand
- Color(s): Black, White
As you know, Samsung makes among the best wireless chargers. That’s why they tend to be pretty expensive unless you find a deal somewhere. Alongside the Galaxy S9, Samsung is releasing the Fast Wireless Charging Stand for $70.
The new model boasts advanced Qi technology, 9W charging speeds, dual-charging coils to hold a better connection, an LED indicator for status updates, and a built-in fan to ensure the Galaxy S9 stays cool. It does, of course, also work with Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8. If you have a mobile device compatible with the Qi standard, you can use this accessory.
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