Samsung didn’t just unveil a new flagship smartphone today, it also introduced a cover accessory for that device with unique features. The S View cover has an integrated pass-through window for the main display, which can provide at-a-glance access to basic info such as call display, SMS, current battery status and time. It’s actually reminiscent of an old feature phone throwback, such as the small displays that were built into flip phones once upon a time.
The idea is to keep the phone’s screen protected while also giving access to vital information, and it’s a rather nice execution. Maybe not as nice as the YotaPhone, which offers an e-ink display on the back that takes much less power than the main screen when activated, which has a battery-saving feature, too.