Samsung DeX is now available in USA, the dock with which you can convert the Galaxy S8/S8+ into a desktop computer.
Next to the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and its older brother S8+), the South Korean company also announced Samsung DeX, a new accessory that goes one step further towards the convergence between mobile devices and computers.
Today we have in our pockets very powerful smartphones and the Samsung DeX takes advantage of the Galaxy S8 hardware to project on any screen a desktop interface fully adapted to use all applications in independent windows, as if we used a PC with Windows, but in Actually everything happens on our mobile.
Samsung DeX adopts Android to big screens
The Samsung DeX is a plastic Dock that connects the Galaxy S8 and S8 + through its USB Type C port. This same Dock extends the available connections by adding an HDMI output (to connect any monitor, TV, projector …) Two USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals (such as a keyboard, mouse, external memory…), an Ethernet port to connect to a wired network, and an additional Type C USB that powers everything.
With a weight of just over 200 grams, the Samsung DeX includes a quiet fan to keep the temperature at bay and the connection of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is instantaneous.
That is one of its advantages, it does not require opening any specific application, nor restarting the phone, simply connecting over the Dock and automatically appears the image on the screen, everything happens in about 5 seconds.
The interface of Samsung DeX is still Android, although deeply customized by Samsung to make it look like a desktop system. There we can run any application installed on the mobile. Many of them adapt their interface to the big screen, others do not, but absolutely all will appear.
Samsung DeX price in USA
We can browse the Internet and edit and manage documents with the comfort provided by the keyboard and mouse, use shortcuts, run the best known Microsoft Office or Adobe applications and of course the phone is still operational while we are in that mode, so we will see On-screen notifications and calls.
For the professional sector, it can also be a very interesting option as an ‘office’ in mobility, since DeX is prepared to access remote and virtual desktops such as Citrix, VMWare and Amazon Web Services solutions.
The Samsung DeX is available from today in USA and is priced at 180 dollars. The only two compatible terminals at the moment are the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, although the company has confirmed to The Android Free that in the coming months will include more devices, such as the future Note 8.