It's true, Samsung Galaxy S9 will launch with the new DeX Pad
by Cosmin Vasile / Jan 02, 2018, 7:33 PM
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.
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.
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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.
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 7:57 PM 0
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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..
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 9:07 PM 1
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the dock has usb for flash drives while cooling the device. Watch the Mate devices overheat only to never be turned on again
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 2:27 AM 0
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Another solution that doesn’t hit home for Samsung buyers...
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 11:32 PM 0
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