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PSA: Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with a free case in the box in some markets

Well, we have only been able to confirm that Samsung is offering a case in the box with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in one market, but it’s likely it’s the case (pun intended) in a few other markets as well. Samsung India seems to have kicked off this trend, no doubt to compete with some Chinese OEMs who have also been offering free cases with smartphones in the country for a long time. The Galaxy Note 8 was the first to come with a case in the box, followed by devices like the Galaxy A8+ (2018) and the Galaxy On7 Prime, and there’s a case in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ box as well.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with a free case in the box in some markets

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ haven’t started shipping in India and many other markets, but once you do get your device, don’t forget to check the document holder to see if there’s a case inside. Samsung has switched to folder-style document holders for its phones in recent months, and those who upgrade their devices often probably just remove the handy SIM ejector tool and throw the rest away, before diving in further in the box to remove the charger, USB cable, and headphones. But if you’ve purchased an S9 or S9+, be sure to take a peek. The case is a basic plastic one that isn’t very sturdy, but it can be enough for protecting the device in the early days before you decide what kind of case you want to buy.

We can also confirm that there’s no free case on offer for European customers, and we’re guessing it’s mostly for emerging markets where paying the entire cost of a premium smartphone upfront can already be a daunting task, let alone buying a case for the said device. Yes, it’s unfair that the practice isn’t being followed in every country, but like software updates, this seems to be another one of those things that Samsung Korea allows its regional arms to do on their own terms.

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dereth13

Oh BTW, S9+ in Singapore. Comes with free casing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Still gonna go get a good Spigen nevertheless.

dereth13

I’ll explain why.

If Samsung includes a free case in the UK or for any country in the EU… The user puts the case on and dropped the phone resulting in some form of damage, they can invoke strong consumer protection laws in UK/EU and sue Samsung.

That’s why you can’t have free stuff over there.

Anas Satria

Got the case in Indonesia

0Rbit
0Rbit

I’m from Romania, EU and I received a Samsung Scoop Speaker inside the S9+ Box and from my carrier, I’ve also received a 50EUR voucher to use for buying Samsung Accessories and one year of free Premium Assurance for the phone, I think it’s a pretty good deal ๐Ÿ™‚

Marty04
Marty04

What’s wrong with Samsung? Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt…. they get a free case but in Europe we get absolutely nothing.

JSH1973
JSH1973

wonder what it is with Samsung, we didn’t get the Note 5 in UK/IRELAND and no freebies like in US with the Note 8 only a dex if you preordered, we also get to pay the highest price.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Yeah, the UK seems to have offended Samsung in a former life or something, no idea why we always get a bad deal.

Biransahin
Biransahin

My wife received her S9 plus yesterday in Turkey, a beautiful velvet lined presentation box with the phone, a gift of a Gear Sport Watch and an extra leather strap inside……..but no case… I’m not complaining!! LOL

pjm1891
pjm1891

Received my S9+ last week, no case in the box, Mainland Europe.

Zaeem
Zaeem

I got mine yesterday in Pakistan with a clear silicone case inside the box

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Wonder when Samsung will explain why they hate European customers so much, in particular the UK populace.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Because we’re idiots who keep buying their stuff without extra incentives to do so.

MohamedYousri
MohamedYousri

The same as Note 8 here in Egypt, comes with case in the box

nomiwatto
nomiwatto

Yes samsung is giving free case with s9 plus in Pakistan also. Got mine 3 days back and was surprised to see a see(no pun intended) through case. The case looks nice and is sturdy enough to last me one whole year before switching to galaxy X or whatever.

kloony11
kloony11

We got the free cases in Australia too. Clear flexible cases with a slight grey tint.. Very nice.

azkendrick
azkendrick

All markets should get the case in the box when youโ€™re spending this much money

mabmed
mabmed

Yes, Free case with Galaxy S9 & S9 plus in Morocco.

DexterHagler
DexterHagler

Got my Galaxy S9 from Vodacom South-Africa 07 March 2018 (It was actually shipped “Overnight” to me on 02 March, but our Couriers run on “Africa Time”)
Not a big upgrade from my S8, but awesome phone.
Came with a clear silicone cover in the box.
Still waiting for couriers to deliver my Level U Flex and Wireless Charger Convertible…

MohamedYousri
MohamedYousri

Same feeling , played with the plus at the store, compared it to my S8+ and decided not to upgrade, almost the same with a little bit enhancements
will los a lot selling the S8+ and paying to get the S9+ so won’t upgrade