Price and release date for Samsung's DeX dock for the Galaxy S8 have been confirmed


A new listing on the Samsung store has confirmed the price and release date for one of the company's most interesting gadgets. DeX, the docking station which allows users to convert their Galaxy S8 phones into a desktop computer, will retail for $149.99 and will hit the shelves in late April.

While a leak from last week already revealed the price tag and specs of the dock, information about the commercial launch for the DeX was scarce prior to the "Unpacked" event held on March 29. The Samsung store indicates that the device will ship in "late April". Basically, this means that the docking station will be released simultaneously with the two new Galaxy S flagships, which will have a global launch on April 28, while being available a week earlier in the US (April 21). A further confirmation can be found in the official Samsung press release for the DeX which states that the gadget "will be available globally with the Galaxy S8".

The DeX is particularly useful due to the fact that it offers a new custom Android-based interface which looks similar to Windows. The UI is specifically designed to work flawlessly with a keyboard and a mouse, while collaborations with Microsoft and Adobe enable Samsung DeX compatibility with Microsoft Office and Adobe mobile apps, including Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile and Lightroom Mobile. One can even remotely access virtual desktops through partnerships with Amazon, Citrix, and Vmware.

All of these key features justify the $150 retail price, but Samsung might also surprise users in some markets by offering the DeX as a packaged bundle.

source: Samsung

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10 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Super phone turns into a productive computer !! wow !

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Shows the power of the phone

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Very good gadget to make the Galaxy S8 even more productive!

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Only worth it IMO if a future update can bring the full Windows 10 on ARM...perhaps that's something Microsoft will bring to the Google Play Store, that's not something they'd be too shy to do given how almost every one of their services are much better on a competing platform.

5. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

So i have to pay 150 more just use a feature of the phone?no thanks!

6. willard12 unregistered

You don't have to do anything. You didn't have to pay the hundreds of dollars to make the Atrix into a lap top. You don't have to pay $99 for an Apple Pencil. You don't have to pay $150 to turn your phone into a desktop computer. You don't have to pay $300 for an Apple Watch, Android Wear, or Gear S3 that work with your phone. The great thing about freedom is you don't have buy anything. The other great thing about commerce is that companies and charge whatever they want for things even though we wish they were giving them all away for free.

9. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Nobody is forcing you to buy it. If you don't see it worth it, then don't get it.

7. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Next tech step: Those flexible 0,5 mm thin AMOLED display-sheets with different size formats A3, A4.... that you connect with your phone if you need it, and have PC on the go. Can't wait.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Next tech step: Those bendable 0,5mm AMOLED display-sheets with different size formats A3, A4.... that you connect with your phone if you need it, and have PC on the go. Can't wait.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1951; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm going to wait until work offers the S8 before getting one (most likely next year). Maybe by that time, the DeX dock will be cheaper.

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