Now that there’s a new Samsung phone on the way, and not far off actually, case manufacturers are making sure they have stuff to protect the new phone. In less than 24 hours, quite a few have stepped forward.

If you’re already eager to get your mitts on either of Samsung’s new smartphones, the 5.1 inch Galaxy S7 or the 5.5 inch Galaxy S7 Edge, you’re not the only one, but you’re also probably looking into protection for the phone.

Even though there’s a degree of resistance applied to the device, protection is a must have if you plan to keep the phone scratch-less and in pristine condition.

Fortunately, even before release, a few manufacturers are ready with news about products that will be here in the next few weeks, just in time for the March 11 release of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Who will you be buying cases from?

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Dog & Bone

Australian case maker Dog & Bone has shown some pretty creative products in the past, including the world’s first Bluetooth smart padlock and a replaceable battery concept for the iPhone 6, so what does it have in store for the Galaxy S7?

From the information we’re seeing, it almost looks like Dog & Bone is employing a bit of the old Tech 21 concept of D3O, or what we referred to as orange goo.

That’s not exactly what’s inside the Dog & Bone Splash, but the look is very similar, with Dog & Bone relying on a two-part design which brings together a bumper with a tempered glass screen.

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Two parts to the case means you get a fair amount of protection, and Dog & Bone is pushing this further with word that “each case is drop proof and shock proof up to four feet”, which in turn translates to a little over a metre.

The name “Splash” also tells you what the case also does, and that is provide a modicum of water protection, with an resistance rating of IP44 applied, which means the Dog & Bone Splash case can survive encounters with small objects and the splashing of water, even if the phone inside can survive a little more.

Dog & Bone says this rating makes the Galaxy S7 suitable for the outdoors given the phone is water-resistant while the case is semi-rugged and brings with it a little more resistance to the elements, adding only 2.5mm to the phone’s thickness.

LifeProof

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Resistance isn’t just going to come from Dog & Bone, with LifeProof chiming in that a variant of its “Fre” case will be ready for the S7 upon release.