Samsung’s 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 20 is a certified behemoth of a device — nearly too big to stuff into your pocket. The last thing you want to do is add too much bulk on top of the Shaq-sized footprint, but you still need a case. All hope is not lost, however, because there are plenty of options that offer protection in sleek packages. Here are our picks for the best thin Galaxy Note 20 cases on the market.
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The best thin Galaxy Note 20 cases:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best thin cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 as more are released.
Spigen Thin Fit Galaxy Note 20 case
Where better to start your case quest than with one of the most popular manufacturers around? Spigen offers an impressive mix of options, and the Thin Fit is the first of a few on today’s list. It’s one of our favorite thin Galaxy Note 20 cases thanks to the ultra-slim hybrid design. The TPU bumper and polycarbonate back panel stand up to both drops and scrapes, yet the case is just 0.05 inches thick. Spigen’s Thin Fit has a QNMP compatible slot for magnetic car mounts, though you’ll want to remove the plate for wireless charging.
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Ringke’s Air-S is a simple matte bumper that grabs great features from a few other cases. You can add a lanyard to the QuikCatch lanyard holes, and the tactile finish should keep your phablet from sliding around. It pairs raised bezels with a flexible TPU construction for solid drop protection in a slim, 1.5mm package. If you love pastel hues, the Air-S comes in Lavender Gray and Pink Sand to meet your needs.
Each of the last two cases has opted for a simple, clean design, but the Parallax makes its name on the unique triangular pattern. Air Space technology helps to absorb corner impacts, but the tactile triangles work just as hard. They provide a sticky grip in four stylish colors and the hybrid design handles both drops and scratches. Take your pick from the ever-present matte black finish or grab a pop of color with Aqua Green, Midnight Blue, and Burgundy versions.
Spigen Liquid Air Armor
Dipping back into the Spigen well, the Liquid Air Armor is a sleek matte black option coated in tactile texture. Triangles blanket the back panel while the side rails rely on raised ridges for even more grip. Spigen’s signature Air Cushion technology also locks down a MIL-STD 810G rating for drop protection. The Liquid Air Armor maintains its sleek footprint thanks to the flexible TPU build and should be easy to remove in seconds.
Spigen Rugged Armor
We can’t give Spigen the entire list of thin Galaxy Note 20 cases, so the Rugged Armor is our third and final pick. It’s another flexible TPU option, though it swaps the triangle pattern for carbon fiber details. The Rugged Armor’s side rails also match the tactile grip of the Liquid Air Armor, so you’ll have no problem keeping hold of your phablet. Spigen’s case is thin enough to handle wireless charging, but the raised bezels offer reassurances if an accident happens.
Speck Presidio Grip2
Thin cases don’t often stack up in terms of drop protection, so the answer might be to find the most tactile case around. If Spigen’s options don’t offer enough grip for your liking, the Presidio Grip2 should do. It employs a series of raised ridges throughout the back panel so it won’t slip or slide in any direction. You can take your pick between blue and black finishes, both of which should complement your Galaxy Note 20 nicely.
ESR metal kickstand
When you’re grabbing a thin case, why not take the chance to show off Samsung’s careful design too? This ESR option enables you to do just that, and a durable metal kickstand helps to sweeten the deal. The case itself is a clear TPU material so it will be easy to apply or remove, just don’t put the metal kickstand on top of your wireless charging pad. ESR’s stand works both vertically and horizontally so go ahead and stream your favorite shows.
Encased Duraclip Galaxy Note 20 case
The Encased Duraclip takes the best feature of the ESR case and combines it with the grip of Spigen’s options. It’s the ultimate hybrid thin Galaxy Note 20 case because it shouldn’t slip on any surfaces and the kickstand offers even greater flexibility. You might struggle to jam the Galaxy Note 20 in your pocket, but Encased added a belt holster to the mix so there’s no need to worry. Unfortunately, the top of your device remains exposed, but the protection is otherwise rock-solid.