Unannounced Samsung DeX Pad leaks out, brings a Galaxy S9 with it

Unannounced Samsung DeX Pad leaks out, brings a Galaxy S9 with it
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ (both scheduled to be announced on February 25 at MWC 2018) will be released alongside various new accessories. Among these, Samsung will launch a DeX Pad - an accessory that seemingly takes last year's DeX Station (pictured above) to a new level. 

Similar to the DeX Station, the Samsung DeX Pad will let you dock your Galaxy phone, and connect it to an external monitor and other peripherals, like a keyboard or a mouse, basically turning the handset into a PC of some sorts. However, the upcoming DeX Pad reportedly also allows you to use the phone itself as a touchpad or virtual keyboard. 

Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has a couple of images showing the new DeX Pad. As you can see in the second image below, a Samsung Galaxy S9 can be laid flat onto the new docking station, so its screen should sit comfortably under your palm and fingers. Said image appears to be re-confirming the fact that the Galaxy S9 resembles the Galaxy S8 a lot, at least when viewed from the front. And, yes, that's a 3.5mm headset jack that you're seeing at the bottom of the phone.

Reportedly, the Samsung DeX Pad is also compatible with some older Galaxy handsets (almost certainly including the S8 family and the Note 8), so you won't necessarily need to buy an S9 or S9+ to use it.   

Last year, when we reviewed the Samsung DeX Station, we weren't completely thrilled with its capabilities. It remains to be seen if the new DeX Pad will bring significant improvements over its predecessor. 

We're expecting Samsung to start selling the DeX Pad at about the same time with the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which probably means sometime in March. Like the DeX Station of 2017, the Samsung DeX Pad may cost around $150. Do you think you'll be interested in purchasing an accessory like this?


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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19 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

There are two things these images confirm: 1. The front of the device will look exactly the same as before. 2. That Samsung has decided to keep the 3.5 mm headphone jack, at least for now.

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Thanks captain Obvious, things we didn't know by now.

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Ah yes, and thank you for your unnecessary attitude toward everyone on here. We all so greatly appreciate it. I hope by replying in your native sarcastic tone that you will understand me.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 725; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

It seems that screen curvature is more angular than on S8. If so then its closer to the flat screen. I personally do prefer flat vs curved.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

These images make me glad I'm keeping my S8+ and waiting for the S10+/X Plus

9. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

If you're going to upgrade based on appearance, you might have to probably wait for years to get something better. I personally feel that the S8 series design is pretty much the best we can do for slab based phones.

11. rkoforever90

Posts: 415; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

They will have something out of the box next year for sure galaxy x or whatever it's called

16. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I doubt much can be done here. The bezel is almost negligible at this point and reducing it further reduces the space to hold on in landscape mode. Plus, notches suck and they need to be there if bezels shrink any more, since you need camera and earpiece.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3889; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This dex is an instant buy for me. Love my current dex but don't like that the headphone jack is not accessible

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Amazing! Samsung has tweaked the DeX experience to be able to use the phone as a trackpad and vkb - almost three years after the first Continuum phones had it upon initial release. For their next trick I'm sure you'll be able to use the phone independently of the PC function simultaneously.

7. deleon629

Posts: 441; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Creating peripherals for a desktop experience with today's latest flagship phones is a long over due process. It now seems stupid to talk about how far advanced a phone is, how powerful its features are, and how much better it is than the last phone (year after year after year) if the same features are only great enough to make it perform last year's tricks just a little faster. Today's chips are able to harness ARM-level processing power, which was plenty for running full Windows software on tablets and small computers just a couple years ago. What's the hold-up on DeX and other add-ons now, then?

10. psigate

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

why cant Samsung just allow a normal dongle to be used like the huawei mate 10

18. iushnt

Posts: 3065; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Coz there are many ports in Dex that u might need while using a desktop computer.

12. tiz_meh

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

That is a S8 on a new DEE pad.

13. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

same price will upgrade

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2334; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Am I going insane or are the bezels narrower in this alleged photo than the S8+ - they seem as such

15. mootu

Posts: 1421; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

For the ones who would like to know what the front looks like this was posted on a chinese website yesterday, probably posted early by mistake. https://www.fasttech.com/products/1/10028252/9636394-hat-prince-pet-screen-protector-for-samsung Bezels are tiny.

17. jasrockett

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It's been on a tv add here in Australia for at least a week now. They show just the glass/bezzel and the scean is seen through it. It's an add for an app or web site of some sort.

19. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Yesss. But, the changes are minimal, so I'll wait for the S10.

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