New Samsung 'DeX Pad' dock could launch with Galaxy S9
This is the subsequent step in ‘your cellphone is your pc,’ I suppose.
Samsung’s try at turning your cellphone right into a viable desktop computing answer debuted with the Galaxy S8 and the DeX Station. The subsequent evolution, based on the newest leaks from @evleaks, is a brand new “DeX Pad” dock that may launch with the Galaxy S9.
The new DeX Pad is designed to carry the cellphone flat, moderately than standing it up considerably awkwardly. Not solely would this new flat design be extra compact for carrying round whereas nonetheless accommodating numerous cellphone sizes, however it additionally opens up the chances of utilizing the cellphone’s display screen as a contact pad. With the cellphone’s display screen held down on the desktop for use for the cursor, you’d solely have to attach a keyboard and never a mouse.
You nonetheless have USB-C energy, two USB-A ports and HDMI out for a show, and there appears to be a cooling vent system nonetheless as nicely.
Of course this is not a novel concept. Different variations of the “phone is now your touchpad when docked” have been used with techniques like Microsoft Continuum and Huawei’s Mate 10 EMUI desktop answer. Razer is testing the waters even additional with its Project Linda laptop computer that makes use of a cellphone within the place of the touchpad.
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Regardless, it could solely assist DeX adoption, which is one thing that positively hasn’t caught on within the yr or so because it was launched. Even with the super-powerful Galaxy Note eight, launched simply six months after DeX was first introduced, the function was hardly emphasised by Samsung. The use circumstances for having these docks and utilizing your cellphone as a pseudo-desktop pc simply have not caught on at any actual scale.