Popular smartphone accessory manufacturer OtterBox is now offering a line of protective gear for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, just ahead of the smartphones’ global release scheduled for April 21. The two new Samsung flagships are unique-looking devices, but because they are almost entirely made of glass, they could also use some extra protection, which is what OtterBox is now offering.
The company's Defender Series was created for more outdoorsy types who want to take their Galaxy S8 along on a hike. The case features a rigid exterior shell but boasts a flexible interior to ensure drop protection. The tough, textured outer layer offers additional shock protection and keeps dirt and germs at bay. The Defender Series case was redesigned with an open screen in order to accommodate the curved display of the Galaxy S8, and it starts at $49.55 for the Galaxy S8 and $59.95 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. Next is the Symmetry Series that should appeal to those who want to preserve the phone’s stylish looks while still protecting it from harm. It’s a slim case boasting a metallic finish and dual-layer protection that guarantees resistance to shock, while its raised edge protects the touchscreen against drops. Galaxy S8 owners can grab the Symmetry Series for $39.55, while users of the Galaxy S8 will have to pay $49.95 for their accessory.
Furthermore, the Commuter Series is a line of cases meant for the always on-the-go users that features a tough exterior shell and guarantees protection from drops and shock, priced at $39.95 for the Galaxy S8 and $49.95 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. Finally, the Strada Series takes advantage of elegant leather to transform a rugged case into a fashion accessory that users can proudly boast with. The case also includes a discrete wallet slot that can house credit cards. It’s available for $49.95 for the Galaxy S8, while the larger variant is priced at $10 more. For those who don’t want a bulkier Galaxy S8, OtterBox also offers the Alpha Glass, a fortified, anti-shatter glass screen protector which keeps the display of the device safe in case of accidents and is priced at $44.95. All OtterBox’s case series for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus boast OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection which means each design has undergone more than 238 hours of testing during 24 separate tests to ensure the products can withstand the typical wear and tear that comes with prolonged device usage.
Galaxy S8 OtterBox cases on Amazon
Galaxy S8 Plus OtterBox cases on Amazon