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Best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

Samsung announced two new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including its new flagship handset – the Galaxy S6.

It’s a lovely looking device and one that really steps it up in terms of design compared to its predecessors. There is a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera and a glass and metal body on board.

Pre-orders have started and the Galaxy S6 will hit shelves on 10 April, but there are already several cases announced from various companies, all hoping to protect your new device when it finally arrives. Here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases we have found so far, some available now and some on their way. We will be updating this feature as more grab our attention so keep checking back.

Belkin Grip Candy SE

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The Belkin Grip Candy SE case for the Galaxy S6 features textured edges for added grip, a soft protective shell and full access to the camera and all ports.

It is available in white and black, or pink and purple colour combinations and the company claims it is easy to put on and take off. The Grip Candy SE case has been designed to deliver bulk-free damage defence.

PRICE: £19.99 from Belkin.

Burton

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Burton is better known for its snowboarding product lines, rather than its smartphone cases but the company has teamed up with Samsung to offer a case collection for the Galaxy S6.

The collection features two cases, each of which has one of Burton’s most popular print designs and they are snap-on and off the device, keeping all ports and controls easily accessible.

PRICE: TBC from Samsung.

Caseology Bumper Frame

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The Caseology Bumper Frame is the company’s bestselling case and it is made from a premium textured fabric TPU with a PC bumper frame and easy to press buttons.

It is available in six options, including two carbon fibre models, a leather red leather style and a plain black variant. The Bumper Frame case also has a raised lip to protect the Galaxy S6’s screen and camera.

PRICE: $18.99 from Caseology.

Caseology Riot Leather Grip

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Caseology’s Riot Leather Grip case is available in a spotty and stripy patterned option, as well as three plain options comprising black, brown and blue. It is made from TPU, which is claimed to be highly resistant to oil, dirt and scratches and it is said to have the look of a hard case but the shock absorption of a soft one.

The Riot Leather Grip case features precise cut outs to allow for easy access to all ports and buttons and the camera, speakers and mics are all free too.

PRICE: $18.99 from Caseology.

iLuv Jstyle Runway

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The iLuv Jstyle Runway is a leather wallet case with a Saffiano finish and it features several slots in a separate compartment for you to store your cards, cash and drivers licence or ID.

A polycarbonate cradle keeps the Galaxy S6 safe, while two sets of button closures mean you can keep your cards and cash secure even when you are using your device. The Jstyle Runway is available in pink or red colour options.

PRICE: $59.99 from iLuv.

M-Edge Glimpse

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The M-Edge Glimpse case for the Galaxy S6 is a snap-on case that features easy access to all ports and controls. It is said to be scratch resistant and protect your device while still showing off its sleek design.

There are two variations available comprising clear with a pattern and a patterned offering, with two cases available in each range.

PRICE: $29.99 from Medgestore.

Obliq Skyline Advance Case Series

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The Obliq Skyline Advance Case Series for the Galaxy S6 is available in six colour combinations, including black and grey, pink and white, and pink and black.

It has been moulded to fit the smartphone perfectly according to the company and it offers an extended lip for screen protection, a slim build and a built-in kick stand to allow for your device to sit in media viewing position.

PRICE: $49.99 from Amazon.

Rebecca Minkoff

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Rebecca Minkoff is a handbag, accessory and footwear designer by trade, but like Burton, she has teamed up with Samsung to create a line of cases for the Galaxy S6.

There are a couple of flower print cases, as well as a leather pouch. The flower print snap-on casecomes in black with pink, red and lilac flowers or white with pink, green and lilac flowers, while the pouch is lilac in colour and has gold detailing, as well as a hand strap.

PRICE: TBC from Samsung.

Romero Britto

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International pop artist Romero Britto has also teamed up with Samsung to create a couple of exclusive cases for the Galaxy S6 and like Rebecca Minkoff’s floral cases, Britto’s are also snap-on.

It’s the company’s first artist collaboration and the cases are clear so you can still see elements of the Galaxy S6, but they feature lovely vibrant prints at the bottom of the rear. There are two designs available, both of which feature the artist’s signature on them.

PRICE: TBC from Samsung.

Samsung Clear View Cover Case

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For those that want to keep things Samsung, the company has developed an official case for the Galaxy S6 smartphone called the Clear View Cover Case. It is available in four colours including silver, gold and dark blue and it offers easy access to all ports, controls and connectors.

The Clear View Cover Case allows you to view the time, battery life, incoming calls and messages without opening it and it will double as a mirror when you are not using it.

PRICE: £44.99 from Mobile Fun.

Speck CandyShell Card

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The Speck CandyShell Card case for the Galaxy S6 features a dual-layer construction, comprised of a shock-absorbent lining, corners and buttons, along with a hard and impact-resistant exterior. There is a raised bezel for screen protection and it comes in black or blue colour options.

Military-grade drop tested, the CandyShell case features a side-loading slot on its rear that allows you to carry up to three cards and cash while keeping your phone protected.

PRICE: $39.95 from Speck Products.

Speck CandyShell Inked

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The CandyShell Inked is another Galaxy S6 case from Speck, this time featuring a high-res graphic wrapped around it. There are four designs available including a floral option and polka dot model.

As with the CandyShell Card case and other Speck covers, the CandyShell Ink has a dual-layer design, raised bezel for screen protection and it is military-grade drop tested to meet or exceedMIL-STD-810G.

PRICE: $39.95 from Speck Products.

Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal

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The Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal allows you to preserve the feel of the Galaxy S6 with an aluminium frame, combined with anti-stretch TPU for drop and scratch protection. The buttons are also aluminium but Spigen has introduced a suede layer to ensure your new smartphone doesn’t come into direct contact with the metal.

It is available in red, gunmetal and champagne gold colour options and the Neo Hybrid Metal is not only slim and form fitted, but it has shock absorption technology on board too.

PRICE: £34.99 from Spigen.

Spigen Slim Armor

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The Spigen Slim Armor case for the Galaxy S6 is available in four colour variants comprising white, mint, champagne gold and gunmetal. It uses a combination of TPU and polycarbonate materials for dual protection against drops and scratches and it has a shock absorption technology on board too.

All ports and features are easily accessible and there is a small Spigen logo on the rear of thecase, which lifts up to allow you to use it as a kickstand for a media viewing angle like the Obliqcase mentioned previously.

PRICE: £14.99 from Spigen.

Verus Two Tone Slide

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The Verus Two Tone Slide case has been specifically designed for the Galaxy S6 and it comes in anodised metallic colour options including black and grey, gold and black, pink and gold, and blue and gold.

The Two Tone Slide case is said to be tough but slim, with maximum drop and scratch protection and it features a maze inner pattern that Verus claims is better for shock absorption.

PRICE: $19.99 from Amazon US.

Xqisit EMAN Wallet Case

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Xqisit offer a number of cases for the Galaxy S66 including the EMAN Wallet Case that features an “iPlate” that can be magnetically attached to the inside for a two-in-one protection solution.

There is a magnetic closure system on board and you’ll also find three slots on the left hand side that enables you to keep your most important cards or notes safe.

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