We’ve never been huge fans of Samsung’s flip covers for the Note II and the Galaxy S III. Their lack of interaction with the phones’ software, total obfuscation of the display when closed, and general lack of utility have kept us from using them extensively. So when we walked into a pre-launch Galaxy S 4 briefing a while back to find a bunch of flip covers sitting on the table, we weren’t too excited.
That is, until we took a closer look. There weren’t regular flip covers: they were S View Covers.
The difference: Samsung has punched a window in the front flap, exposing the display underneath when the cover is closed, and it’s given the phone the ability to know when the cover is open or shut, allowing for more utility. Standing alone, these two improvements don’t sound like much – but together, they fundamentally alter the way we perceive and use the case.
There’s more we have to share, including our reaction to the case’s $70 price point, in the video below. So get your flipping fingers ready, and join us for a quick look at the S View cover for the Galaxy S 4.