Samsung’s DeX Accessory Transforms Your Galaxy S8 into a Desktop Computer


Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have several features that are common between them. But one feature that hasn't been present in any Galaxy smartphone before the S8, is the ability to mount the phone’s display to an available monitor with the use of an accessory. That is where the Samsung DeX comes into play, and thanks to the multitude of applications at your disposal, you can expect a pristine experience from the pairing of the flagship and the latest accessory.

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Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics further explains how the company has built a very useful feature in the heart of the smartphone.

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“The smartphone has become the central point for the modern mobile professional, and when giving a presentation or editing documents remotely, it means they can work effectively using just their smartphone. We developed Samsung DeX with the highly mobile worker in mind, giving them a convenient and flexible desktop experience. [...]

Samsung DeX redefines what a smartphone can do to keep mobile professionals productive.”

Now in case you were wondering how the Samsung DeX connects to the Galaxy S8, all you have to do is attach the smartphone to an available port on the hub, and just make sure you have an available display with you. The DeX Station itself features two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a Type-C USB power-in to help attach and secure the Galaxy S8 into place. There is also a cooling fan to help keep the thermal levels intact.

Samsung DeX also supports Adaptive Fast Charging technology so it will charge your smartphone while it is connected. There is a single available HDMI port that is used to connect to an available display and apart from USB-powered accessories, you can also attach any Bluetooth-enabled or RF-type keyboard and mouse.

While there are no exact pricing details available, previous leaks have suggested that the accessory will set the consumer back by $160.