February 9, 2016 1:42pm
German tech website WinFuture, citing unnamed sources within the German retail space, is reporting Samsung plans to release a variety of first-party accessories alongside its new lineup of flagship phones, the Galaxy S7 line.
The full list can be seen below, but the most significant thing to note here is that, taking a page from Apple, the company appears intent on releasing a case that includes a 2,700mAh auxiliary battery. Also interesting is the fact that Samsung reportedly plans to sell another keyboard case like the one we saw make its way to market alongside the Note 5 and edge+. If you need a reminder of what that case looked like, gaze below.
- Samsung S View Cover Black EF-CG930PB – €49.99
- Samsung S View Cover Gold EF CG930PF – €49.99
- Samsung S View Cover Silver EF CG930PS – €49.99
- Samsung S View Cover White EF-CG930PW – €49.99
- Samsung LED View Flip Cover Black EF-NG930PB – €69.99
- Samsung LED View Flip Cover Gold EF NG930PF – €69.99
- Samsung LED View Flip Cover Silver EF NG930PS – €69.99
- Samsung Clear Cover Black EF-QG930CB – €29.99
- Samsung ClearCover Gold EF QG930CF – €29.99
- Samsung ClearCover silver EF QG930CS – €29.99
- Samsung Wallet flip cover with space for credit card Black EF-WG930PB – €29.99
- Samsung Wallet flip cover with space for credit card Gold EF WG930PF – €29.99 Samsung Clearview Case black EF-ZG930CB – €59.99
- Samsung Clearview Case Gold EF ZG930CF – €59.99
- Samsung Clearview Case Silver EF ZG930CS – €59.99
- Samsung Guard Cover (ruggedized) Black EF-PG930CB – €59.99
- Samsung Leather Cover Black EF-VG930LB – €49.99
- Samsung Leather Cover Brown EF VG930LD – €49.99
- Samsung Keyboard Case Black EJ CG930UB – €69.99
- Samsung Backpack Case with 2700mAh auxiliary battery including Wireless Charging Kit Black EP-TG930BB – €89.99
- Samsung AFC Wireless Charging Stand Black EP-NG930BB – €59.99
- Samsung AFC Wireless Charging Stand Weiss EP NG930BW – €59.99
Samsung’s reasons for releasing a variety of first-party accessory are straightforward: each accessory doesn’t cost a lot to manufacture and can be sold at a significant margin.
A user on the SamMobile forums posted what they claim are a set of wallpapers that ship with the phone.
In typical Samsung fashion, the wallpapers make heavy use of gradients, abstract shapes and feature a lot of blue. In all, 13 wallpapers were uploaded to the website for other forum users to download.
Samsung’s Mobile World Congress press conference is scheduled for February 21.