Galaxy S5 official covers up for preorder in the UK, and they are not cheap

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 7, 2014
Official Samsung Galaxy S5 cover

Samsung showed off accessories for the new Galaxy S5 last week at MWC, but now we have some prices to associate with the pretty pictures.

UK-based accessories retailer MobileFun put up for preorder cases and covers for the Galaxy S5, leaking at the same time the first press shots of these accessories. The caveat is retailers sometimes guestimate prices for products they put on preorder, so there’s a chance these price tags are not accurate. However, judging from the cost of similar Galaxy S4 accessories, we believe that these prices are close to reality.

While the Galaxy S5 is still a month away, here’s what you can order right now:

  • Galaxy S5 Hard Case Cover (grey) – €24.49
  • Galaxy S5 Flip Wallet Cover (White, Blue Black, Blue Topaz, Rose Gold, Glam Pink) – €36.99
  • Galaxy S5 S-View Cover Case (White, Blue Black, Topaz Blue, Rose Gold, Glam Pink) – €54.99
  • Galaxy S5 S View Wireless Charging Cover (white or black) – €66.99

As for when exactly you will get to spend close to 100 bucks on a phone cover, MobileFun lists shipping times as two months.

And here’s what your investment will net you:

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Looking at these price tags, it’s hard not to think about the allegations that Samsung is locking down the accessories ecosystem in order to reap more profit for itself. In January, a software update for the Galaxy Note 3 caused some third-party smart covers to stop working, but the ensuing backlash caused Samsung to backtrack and blame an error.

With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has the chance to implement restrictions from the beginning without infuriating customers. It’s also possible that Samsung gave up on the idea after the Note 3 debacle. We’ll see in a couple of months.

  • Benjamin

    Don’t get overboard Samsung!
    – Sony User

  • patrik

    Are you seriously putting the blame on Samsung for this one? MobileFun is the most expensive vendor I’ve ever purchased from.

    Get your sources right.

    • Anon

      They have higher prices than that set by Sammy/other OEMs? Really? That sucks…

  • Sam89

    I like Samsung Galaxy S5!!!!

    • TheWay

      You like Samsung Galaxy S5?

      • Sam89


        • TheWay

          You are the only one!

          • No he’s not! :)

          • MadCowOnAStick

            your comment made my day.

  • KillEmAllx

    So ugly…

    • jeff

      Wait untill OTTERBOX comes out with their line. With a phone as expensive at the s5 you will definitely want a reliable case . I have used the DEFENDOR SERIES on an s3 and s4 and its lived up to its promise. Phone looks a though I just took it out of the box. !!!!

  • Luka Mlinar

    We are talking about a phone that costs around 250$ to make and costs north of 700$

  • Noel Kelly

    So, not only is it a mostly incremental update, and ugly as sin, the S5 is also very expensive in almost every facet, even accessories… Wow, Samsung managed a whole hat trick of “NO” on this one… That’s an achievement.

  • cycad007

    Do you really need an ugly case to hide a ugly Samsung S5 phone?!

  • jack

    and you hypocrites say Apple is expensive.. lol
    they are afraid of revealing the phone’s retail/unlocked price… they’ll wait till the very last minute to reveal it so they can enjoy being a little bit like Apple… pathetic

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