August 10th will be a big day for Samsung fans as we see the formal launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 (and more). Ahead of the event, a new leak has revealed some of the official cases we can expect to see released alongside foldable phones.
as seen by SamMobile (opens in new tab)a retailer in Germany has already started listing some accessories for the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, showing different design elements of both smartphones at the same time.
These cases don’t seem to have changed much from the ones we received with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, suggesting that there haven’t been any major changes to the foldable handset designs either.
cases and prices
For the Galaxy Z Fold 4, it looks like there’s a Slim Standing Cover that doubles as both a case and stand for the device and, according to the retailer, it will go on sale for €43.47 (about $45/£37). / AU$ 64). Meanwhile, a one-piece protector will cost €19.13 ($20 / £16 / AU$28).
When it comes to the Galaxy Z Flip 4, there’s a leather flap cover for €72.84 (about $74 / £61 / AU$107) and a clear ring case for €28.72 (about $107). $29 / £24 / AU$42). However, these prices may just be placeholders or tentative estimates and may differ when the accessories actually go on sale.
We don’t have long to wait until August 10th and we’ll also see the Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro at the same event. We’ll bring you all the announcements as they’re made, as well as details of all the accessories that Samsung is also revealing.
Analysis: the importance of an ecosystem
Samsung is certainly not shy about releasing a suite of accessories and add-ons alongside its flagship devices – it knows the importance of offering not just phones, tablets, smartwatches and all the rest, but also add-on products to go with them.
Apple is leading the way here, with laptops and phones and smartwatches and tracking devices and streaming boxes all working seamlessly with each other. In addition, there are many official cases, chargers and cables for users to choose from as well.
You can see that this is something Google is trying to emulate. Google hasn’t always been able to get the hardware right, but the Google Pixel 6 has been seen as a hit for the company and it’s also releasing the Pixel Watch later in the year.
One advantage Samsung has over these two competitors is that it has two well-established folding phones in its lineup – available in a variety of colors and with various accessories as well. While Apple and Google are expected to release foldable phones at some point, Samsung has a clear advantage here.