It's true, Samsung Galaxy S9 will launch with the new DeX Pad


We reported last month that Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 will come with a brand new Dex Pad. Obviously, customers will be able to purchase the accessory separately, but we can't help but wonder whether or not Samsung and/or some retailer won't run some promotions that will offer the Galaxy S9 bundled with the DeX Pad.

In any case, it looks like that rumor was pretty accurate since we've just learned that Samsung trademarked the DeX Pad name in Europe. Filed on December 29, the application comes in time for a Mobile World Congress (MWC) reveal late next month.

Unlike DeX Station, the new DeX Pad is supposed to be a touchpad of some sorts (hence the name). It's also rumored to feature wireless charging, but there's no telling if the accessory will require wired connections for communication with the monitor.

Price-wise, we have no reason to believe Samsung will offer the DeX Pad for a lower price than the DeX Station, so you can expect the accessory to cost around $150 at launch.

source: EUIPO (PDF) via GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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13 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hope Samsung learns from the recent launch of the Huawei Mate 10 that doesn't require a separate hub or dock in order to gain access to a desktop feature. I think it's counterintuitive to ask your customers who already are paying $700 or more for a phone to have to spend another $150 to access a particular feature of that phone. And from what I read, it was bogged down with performance issues anyways. So they need to really improve on that front.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

DeX have fan to cool the phone, USB port (so you don't need to get bluetooth mouse and keyboard), it also have ethernet port, and you can charge it while using it as desktop too. DeX is okay but $150 pricetag isn't.. It should be $50 at most.. And they should enable this feature with a simple USB-C to HDMI adaptor..

5. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

O paid $75 For Dec brand new off eBay. You never have to pay full retail for any product if you eBay.

4. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Have you ever tried taking a USN Type C-to-HDMI cable and seeing is the phone will do DEX mode?

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

the dock has usb for flash drives while cooling the device. Watch the Mate devices overheat only to never be turned on again

9. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

You mean like the Samsung devices that never turn on again if you let the battery run down to 0% ?

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

For the few devices affected, it only affects the charging port. Throw them on a wireless charger and they charge back up. It's a defect and will be replaced.

13. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I know all about the problem, and i'm sure Samsung will fix it quickly. I posted the reply because he was being a dick and decided to do exactly the same thing.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Thanks for commenting on something you have never used.

2. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

True true

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Another solution that doesn’t hit home for Samsung buyers...

8. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

It sure hits home for me.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Me too. Love my dex

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