Update 6/8/14: The Galaxy S5 LifeProof frē case is now available!
Update 4/12/14: LifeProof has opened up email signups on the official site to be notified when the Galaxy S5 LifeProof Case become available to order.
LifeProof has just opened up a signup page that will allow you to be one of the first notified by email when they take the wraps off of their upcoming Galaxy S5 case. On the signup page there’s no indication of how much it will cost, which models will be available, or what the whole case looks like, but it does have a teaser image which we’ve supplied below.
If you go by last year’s Galaxy S4 LifeProof cases, the prices for the Nuud and Fre were $89.99 and $79.99 respectively. These are both completely waterproof cases that can be submerged, with the Nuud offering a screenless solution that still maintained the submersibility but with no screen protector which is quite a feat in itself. Like the iPhone 5s, however, accommodations will have to be made to the design that will not obscure direct finger and thumb contact with the fingerprint scanner which is new to the Galaxy series of phones from Samsung. The scanner also works a bit differently on the Galaxy S5 as opposed to the iPhone 5s, with a sliding motion required for an accurate reading.
For what it’s worth, the pricing structure between the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s LifeProof cases remains consistent with one another, so we’d expect the same pricing structure for when the Galaxy S5 cases launch. We also expect both the Nuud and Fre to be available for the device, but their releases may be staggered apart from one another.
We’ll have more information as soon as it becomes available, so stay tuned.