The Samsung Galaxy Fold, with its folding design and flexible display, is one of the most expensive smartphones ever released. Even with a cost of nearly $2,000, you’ll still need to take extra special care when using the device. Ironically, it’s unique design and features are what make finding a case for this phone quite difficult.
Samsung seems to be aware of this, so the phone actually ships with one out of the box. This black cover is made of synthetic aramid fibers and is supposed to be of a slim design. However, there are a few other first and third-party Galaxy Fold cases you can currently buy if you are not happy with the default case. Here’s a look at the best current Samsung Galaxy Fold cases.
Best Samsung Galaxy Fold cases
Editor’s note: We will update this post as more Galaxy Fold cases are released.
1. Official Galaxy Fold leather cases
Samsung currently sells just one design for its Galaxy Fold cases. This official case is made of a premium calf leather, but it is still slim enough that the phone won’t feel bulky while in its folded state. Keep in mind that this case design does not cover the hinge in the back of the phone. It’s available in a soft, sleek black finish but be prepared to shell out a nice chunk of change.
2. Spigen Thin Fit case
Spigen was the first out of the gate with third-party Galaxy Fold cases. The cheapest of the lineup is the Thin Fit case. It’s made of a scratch-resistant PC material that’s designed to have a slim profile. Like the official Samsung cases, this Thin Fit case does not cover the hinge on this phone. It also exposes the power and volume buttons on the side.
3. Spigen Ultra Hybrid
If you want to show off your new Galaxy Fold, consider getting this clear Ultra Hybrid case from Spigen for the phone. The transparent case is made of a durable PC material and comes with a TPU bumper that allows the phone to take shocks if it falls from a few feet. The hinge isn’t protected, but the buttons are covered. Also, the raised bezels on the screens and cameras help protect them from scratches.
4. Spigen Tough Armor case
If you want some better protection for the Galaxy Fold, the Spigen Tough Armor case is for you. It’s also made of both TPU and polycarbonate materials, but it is thicker than the Ultra Hybrid model so it can withstand even more punishment. Also, the crucial hinge in the phone gets its own cover with this case, along with raised lips for the screens and cameras.
5. Urban Armor Gear Monarch
For the ultimate in protection, Urban Armor Gear is working on a rugged cover for the phone. It meets the military MIL-STD 810G 516.6 rating for drop tests, meaning it should keep the phone working even if it falls from several feet in the air. There’s even more protection for the hinge for this case, and it also a water resistance non-slip coating as well.
6. Olixar Fortis case
Due to its unique design and extra material required, most Galaxy Fold cases tend to break the bank — much like the device itself. Olixar’s Fortis case bucks the trend but keeps the heavy-duty protection alive. It’s a hybrid polycarbonate and TPU design so it should be a breeze to add and remove. Available only in black, the Fortis case relies on a series of raised lips and cutouts to provide ample protection for your expensive device.