Taking notice of incredible sales numbers for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android smart phone, Mophie, the folks who produce the Juice Pack cases for iPhone, decided to create Mophie Android battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S3. It becomes the first Android phone to get a custom case from the popular battery case maker.
The sales of the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 made it the perfect target for accessory makers like Mophie, knowing that plenty of owners might potentially buy accessories for the phone.
According to Android Central Mophie announced their new battery case at IFA in Berlin. The case will reportedly double the Galaxy S3’s 2100 mAh battery, which in my experience with the Galaxy S3 means it should boost battery life to about 24-30 hours, depending on what the user does with the phone.
Mophie didn’t show a final design or specs for Mophie Android battery case nor do they offer an official name. According to the report, a prototype of the phone looks a lot like the finish of the Galaxy S3 and its shiny smooth case.
Our experience with Mophie cases for the iPhone leads us to believe they will offer a nice case for the Galaxy S3. Android users might want cases for their device, but this becomes problematic when one considers the large array of Android phones. Mophie’s cases fit snugly on the iPhone so a generic case for the many Android devices will never work.
Until Mophie or another company offers a custom battery case for any Android handset, look for an extended battery, often a good option. I’m currently testing one for my Galaxy S3 and recently reviewed a 4000 mAh battery from Hyperion that gave me great battery life while not adding an unwieldy amount of weight or thickness to my phone.