Samsung’s desktop environment extension for the Galaxy S8 – dubbed the Samsung DeX system – has been mildly successful, and it looks like the Korean giant wants to capitalize on what it thinks is a great feature with a great future. (Yes, we rhymed. Deal with it.) As such, the rumors point to a redesigned DeX dock when the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes around.
The Samsung DeX system allows you to connect a bigger display to the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8, and use a desktop like environment that you can work on with a similarly connected keyboard and mouse – provided that you use the proprietary Samsung DeX dock. The system works alright, but the dock is a bit clunky and could be a pain to bring around if you want to work mobile – which is exactly the point of this system anyways.
So rumors say that the upcoming Galaxy S9 could come with a “DeX Pad” – a system that works like the DeX dock, but you only have to lay your smartphone on the pad – much like a wireless charging pad. This eliminates the bulky dock, and the screen of the phone can actually function like a touchpad on a laptop if needed.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is looking like it will be an evolved version of the S8, and it might be a while again before we see a big redesign from Samsung. However, no leaks have come out regarding this new “DeX Pad”, so we will have to wait to see what this will even look like.
December 5, 2017 at 06:40AM