A few things changed with 2018's Galaxy Note 9: the fingerprint scanner moved below the camera on the back of the phone, the notched dropped, and the battery dialed up to a powerful 4000mAh. See our full review.
The still excellent phone launched at a dizzying price of £899/$999.99 but is now available for around £500 from Amazon. If you've snapped it up and are looking for a case to keep it looking nice and fresh, look no further.
We've rounded up the best cases for the Note 9 out now – from the protective, to rugged, to the stylish and beyond. We're separately rounding up the best Note 10 phone cases here.
Encased Rebel Protective Case for Galaxy Note 9
US-based company Encased offers a sturdy and dexterous case in its Rebel range. It's available in solid purple on Amazon for £9.99/US$14.95.
It offers military grade protection with a tough poly-carbonate exterior that's lined with TPU. The edges are slightly rubbery to the touch, which offer additional grip. You also get raised edges around the screen and camera to keep your new Note 9 safe from scratches.
The case in itself is slightly heavy, but it's a small trade-off for the shock-proof protection you get.
Evo Check for Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Evo Check is a superb mix of protection for the Note 9. A rubberised case with a pattern on the inside, the outside is smooth and grippy and will keep your phone safe.
So safe in fact that it is guaranteed to survive a 12ft drop. You can access all ports and the S-Pen as normal, and it has a lip so you can place it face down on a surface without scratching the screen.
It's not the slimmest case, but it's not cumbersome and it's the slimmest you'll get while getting actual drop protection.
Tech21 Evo Wallet for Galaxy Note 9
The Evo Wallet from Tech21 is a case we've often featured in our other phone cases round ups.
Not only does this wallet case provide space to store up two cards, it also offers drop protection from a height of 12 feet thanks to its FlexShock technology. FlexShock is Tech21's trademarked material that absorbs any force and prevents the impact from reaching your device. It's also lightweight – making the Evo Wallet only 90g
The front cover of the Evo Wallet closes magnetically and can be folded back to act as a stand. It comes with a one year warranty.
Pick it up from Amazon for £12.50/$5.41.
Olixar Sentinel Galaxy Note 9 Case with Screen Protector
The Olixar Sentinel has become somewhat of a standard addition to our phone case round ups because we know we can expect quality.
Like the Unicorn Beetle, the Sentinel is a rugged case that has a TPU interior to shield your phone from shock-inducing drops. The pattern inside the case also helps dissipate heat. The case's exterior has a carbon fibre and brushed-metal finish that makes it non-slip, finger-print resistant and scratch-resistant.
The case also has raised edges to protect your Note 9's screen, and even comes with a curved tempered-glass screen protector for complete protection.
Available from Amazon for £12.99/$14.99.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Rugged Holster for Galaxy Note 9
If you were not fully convinced with the Unicorn Beetle, you can step it up with the Unicorn Beetle Pro, which also exceeded military-grade drop protection tests.
The Pro is super shockproof and includes a belt holster, so you can ensure that the Note 9 stays fasted to your body at all times. Additionally, the Unicorn Beetle Pro is compatible with wireless charging.
Like the regular version, the Pro model comes with a screen protector and an integrated stand so you can prop your phone up while viewing content.
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Clear View Standing Case
Of course, if you want a seamless fit, you can't go wrong with an official Samsung case. The Clear View Standing Cover features a touch-friendly semi-transparent front cover that lets you see important details, like notifications and battery life – without the need to unfold the cover.
The cover also converts into a mirror when not in use and returns to a display when you have an incoming call or notification. Additionally, the Clear View Stand Cover also folds into a viewing stand, which again is handy when you need to prop your phone up.
If you're wondering, the case is also compatible with wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 LED View Cover Case
Here's another case option from Samsung where the front cover doubles as a display. The LED front flap shows the time, calls, messages, and battery status in a retro dot matrix style. Again, you can view these details without having to flip open the case.
The front flap interior also has storage space for credit cards and ID, which some may find useful, especially if you pay by contactless (say while using the Underground).
We also like that the case wakes the Note 9 on opening and puts it to sleep on closing, which saves battery life (though at 4000mAh, we doubt the Note 9 should have much problems).
Samsung Protective Stand Cover for Galaxy Note 9
If you're not too bothered with accessing your notifications without unfolding your case cover, but still would like a case produced by Samsung, the Protective Stand Cover Case may be what you need.
It's a durable, polycarbonate bumper case that offers raised lip protection for your screen. The case is textured to improve grip as well. We also like that there's a pull out stand integrated into the back of the case for your viewing convenience.
Of course, as an official Samsung products, you can expect wireless charging compatibility as well.
Available on Amazon £23.18/$25.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Silicone Cover
Another option from Samsung is the Silicone Cover. It offers simple and solid protection similar to the Encased Rebel – except it is lighter and smoother to the touch.
You get the standard raised lip around the screen and dipped edge around the camera. The Silicone case also supports wireless charging.