Remember that odd plastic piece on the back of the Nexus 10? You could remove the part and replace it with a smart cover that remains physically attached to your device. Well, if you've wanted that same action on your Galaxy S III or Note II, now's your chance. Samsung's protective flip covers are going on sale.
Much like on the Nexus 10, these accessories will require that a part be entirely replaced in favor of an always-attached case. Only this time, it's the battery cover. As you can see in the pictures above, this flip cover is embedded in the rear of the phone and folds over to cover the screen. It's a nice way to ensure your protection is never out of reach. On the other hand, you'll have to commit to having a flappy piece of plastic around whenever you use your phone.
The flip covers are available for $39.99 or, if you buy your phones in bulk, you can also get two covers of multiple colors for $49.99, or four for $99.99.
Update: It looks like these covers have been out for a while. The color bundles are new, however.
Why Choose Just One? Customers Can Purchase Flip Cover Bundles During Holiday Season
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) – the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States1 – is giving U.S. Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III users the ability to customize Samsung’s newest iconic smartphones with its Protective Flip Cover, a unique case solution available in an array of vibrant colors. In addition, Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III owners will be able to purchase bundles of Protective Flip Covers in multiple colors at a discounted price.
Fashionable, Premium Design
Samsung’s unique Flip Cover design was introduced alongside the original Galaxy Note® and again with the Samsung Galaxy S III. Now, just in time for holiday shopping, the launch of the Galaxy Note II on five major carriers brings this premium accessory to users in seven stylish color options – Titanium Gray, Marble White, Light Blue, Pink, Mint, Lime Green, and Orange. With the option to purchase a bundle of Flip Covers in a variety pack of colors, Galaxy Note II customers can change Flip Covers to match any occasion or outfit, just like jewelry, hats, and other fashion accessories.
The Samsung Protective Flip Cover is a one-piece folding design with a stylish front cover and glossy snap-on back. While the front flap of the Flip Cover shields the 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen display of the Galaxy Note II from pesky fingerprints, scratches, and dirt, the back of the accessory snaps on to replace the phone’s back battery cover. This distinctive design provides additional protection to the screen while retaining the slim profile of the Galaxy Note II. The Protective Flip Cover also enhances the overall look and feel of the Galaxy Note II with a design that perfectly complements the smartphone’s narrow form factor.
Practical for Everyday Use
In addition to protecting the screen when closed, there is no need to remove the Protective Flip Cover to access the phone’s side buttons or jacks, since the cover was designed never to interfere with normal phone functions. With the Flip Cover attached to the Galaxy Note II, all ports, buttons, and microphones are easily accessible, allowing the user to make phone calls and use the speaker phone even when the Flip Cover is closed.
Additionally, the fold over design of the Flip Cover offers privacy for users wanting to text or email discretely without the risk of wandering eyes nearby, while also improving screen viewing quality in bright sunlight by conveniently offering shade at a variety of angles.
The Galaxy Note II Protective Flip Cover is available for $39.99 each at Samsung.com, and is also available in multicolored bundle options of four covers for $99.99, or two covers for $49.99 on Samsung.com. Galaxy S III Protective Flip Covers are currently sold separately for $39.99 and will also be available in multicolored bundle options for $99.99 (four colors) and $49.99 (two colors)2.
Galaxy Note II Option A: Marble White, Titanium Gray, Light Blue, Orange
Galaxy Note II Option B: Pink, Marble White, Light Blue, Lime Green
Galaxy S III Option A: Pebble Blue, Lime Green, Light Blue, Orange
Galaxy S III Option B: Marble White, Pink, Light Blue, Yellow
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