The Samsung Galaxy S6 isn’t even coming out until March, but that hasn’t stopped case makers from putting their S6 cases on the market a few weeks early. There are lots of questions about the S6, so it’s kind of surprising to see so many cases available ahead of the official debut of this flagship smartphone.
Complex reports that the S6 is expected to debut at the Samsung “Unpacked” event at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona next month. S5 fans will recall that Samsung debuted the Galaxy S5 at MWC last year. Complex also notes that there has been speculation about how many versions of the S6 will be produced. There may be both a Galaxy S6, which will be similar in form to the S5, as well as a version of the S6 called the Galaxy S Edge, which will look similar to the Galaxy Note Edge.
Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 are available now from a few case manufacturers. While it might seem odd to buy a case before the phone has even been announced officially, buying a case ahead of the launch is actually kind of a smart move. It can be really hard to find cases on launch day, as demand often outstrips supply. In addition, ordering a case ahead of time gives you a chance to see if you like the build quality. If not, you have ample time to exchange the case for a different model before the phone actually comes out.
Obviously, this list of cases just a “best of” for right now. Case selection is extremely limited at this time, and so we’ll be updating this post after the S6 finally hits stores next month and these cases have been put through their paces. If you’re thinking about grabbing an S6 case before launch day, here are some solid options you should check out.
1. Cush Cases Heavy Duty Rugged Samsung Galaxy S6 Case
If you’re looking for a case that has lots of texture, this is it. All of the texture on this case makes it easier to grip, even with cold or clammy hands. The case is made of TPU (a common material used to make smartphone cases). There’s a lip around the front edge of the case, which is designed to better protect the screen in the event of a drop. The case also has a built-in kickstand, which makes this a convenient case for people who do a lot of video chatting, or anyone who likes to marathon YouTube playlists.
Spigen’s Neo Hybrid case is also made from TPU, but it has metallic polycarbonate control buttons for a little extra flair. The current generation of Neo Hybrid cases for the S5 is generally well-reviewed, with an average customer score of 4.4/5 on Amazon.com as of this writing.
Spigen also has a whole slew of other S6 cases you can order now, including the clear Air Cushioned Bumper case, as well as the uniquely textured Strong Flex S6 case.
Venus makes a lot of really attractive smartphone cases, and this particular model will be available in a wide array of colors. It should fit all carrier models of the Samsung Galaxy S6. If you prefer your smartphone cases to be more form-fitting and slender, this is a nice model that avoid the excess bulk of other cases.
4. Caseology Drop Protection Samsung Galaxy S6 Case
This professional-looking case from Caseology boasts revised cutouts for improved access to all ports, buttons, cameras, speakers, and the mic. The S5 version of this case holds a 4.6/5 customer rating on Amazon, so it’s reasonable to expect that the S6 version of this case will be equally well-reviewed.
Looking for a polished, professional-looking case? This black phone case is made from real leather. The interior of this case for the S6 has two small slots, which you can use to stash your ID, credit cards, business cards, or other similarly-sized objects. There’s also a slot for cash/bills.