Although the main design flaws of the Galaxy Fold have forced Samsung to delay its launch indefinitely, the manufacturer of accessories for smart phones Spigen continues with plans to develop cases for the phone. Spigen has three cases in development: Tough Armor, Ultra Hybrid and Thin Fit. After showing us some of the models in March, the company has now shared real photos of some of its prototypes.
Spigen notes that its Tough Armor case was the most difficult to develop due to its focus on protecting the hinges. However, according to the photos, it seems that the exposed hinge does not yet protect against the greater weakness of the Galaxy Fold: the debris that can slide under the screen, according to the iFixit disassembly.
Here is a GIF that shows how the hinge works:
And that's what the Ultra Hybrid and Thin Fit cases will look like. Both cases will be made of plastic and silicone materials such as PC, TPU and PU.
A Spigen spokesperson tells me that the products will be ready in a few weeks, and orders will be opened soon. The cases are supposed to be available in mid-May, which is still prior to June 13, when AT & T says it will ship the Galaxy Fold advance orders. Someone guesses when or if the phone will be sent, but Spigen does not seem to be worried:
Leave it in the box? ♂️
– Spigen (@SpigenWorld) April 23, 2019