Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users won't need DeX to get the core desktop experience
by Cosmin Vasile / Jul 26, 2018, 5:28 PM
According to sources familiar with Samsung's plans, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 won't need a DeX Pad to offer users the core desktop experience. The accessory that allows those who own recent Galaxy and Note series flagships to connect their phones to monitors, as well as add keyboard and mouse, will not be required for the Galaxy Note 9 any longer.
All you'll need to connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to a bigger display would be a simple USB Type-C cable and display port adapter. However, without the docking station, you won't be able to charge the phone at the same time, nor add peripherals like a keyboard or mouse unless you're using Bluetooth.
Also, the DeX Pad is also cooling down the smartphone while it's switched to Desktop mode, something that will not be possible with the Galaxy Note 9. It's unclear why Samsung took this decision, but it looks like the dockless solution for the Galaxy Note 9 comes at the expense of some benefits.
Still, it's quite possible that the Galaxy Note 9 will be fully compatible with the DeX Pad, so those who don't like compromises might still get one. The same goes for those who already own one and will get the Galaxy Note 9 when it launches next month.
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
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I'd rather get myself a Dex Pad to cool the phone while it's connected than have a Samsung Galaxy Boom 2
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 5:32 PM 5
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The thing is the author either doesn't realize or that USBC supports charging as well as both output and input from the one port. A USBC port with USB 3.1 throughput can support a screen, keyboard, mouse, and more from one USBC port. Oh, btw there is a lot of USBC hubs already on the market. So this makes sense that you won't need a dex pad. Although the dex pad has a nice spot to seat the Notes.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 5:53 PM 6
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Made DeX obsolete.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 5:37 PM 0
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No you Apple moron, USBC made it obsolete. Plus there is a ton of USBC hubs now. So you can just buy a USBC hub, plug your keyboard, mouse, and monitor into that hub. It's not only the note, but most USBC supported flagships also support that configuration. So you could plug in an Xperia XZ2 or Pixel smartphone into that same USBC hub configuration, and get the same results. Try that on your slow lightning ports. Well don't bother because the lightning ports are too slow.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 6:00 PM 11
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In fact you can't do that on xz2 and pixel, they don't support usbc to hdmi like the s8/9 or note8/9, lg v30, g5, htc u11, certain Huawei phones, manufacturers are very unclear when it comes to speak clearly about this feature even if they have usbc 3.1 like the xz2, it's possible that they can't connect to hdmi. The majority don't support that, like op6, xiaomi flagships, zenfone 5z, nokia flagships, sony flagships, lg g7...and so on, and so on...sad but true.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 7:44 PM 2
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Can you show me some online instructions on how to connect the XZ2 or the Pixel 2 to an external display via USBC port/HUB? (the two phones that you listed doesn't support external displays via usbc you dumb***k.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 8:31 PM 2
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Good. If you actually want this desktop mode to work, it needs to be as unfiddly as possible. Low latency wireless connection to an LCD is needed now. (Chromecast having a significant delay to it) If the phone worked on wireless charging, or had a second USB port. And then, it delivers a desktop Chrome OS.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 6:49 PM 0
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People already have USB-C hubs for Ultrabooks. I've always said there's no reason it shouldn't work with them. They have all the ports of a DEX for minimal cost and smaller size. Other manufacturers already support it so Samsung better catch up.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 7:13 PM 0
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