Samsung's first video ad for DeX is up: showcases Galaxy S8's potential in mobile productivity
by Preslav Kateliev / Jul 12, 2017, 4:38 AM
With the Galaxy S8, Samsung released a brand-new DeX station — a dock for your phone, which can connect to a monitor, a keyboard, and mouse and give you a quasi-desktop productivity. The marketing tagline for it is “Leave you laptop behind”, but let's be honest — it depends on what type of work you are planning to do.
But that's not to say that DeX is entirely useless. Samsung has finally decided to shine a spotlight on this rather useful Galaxy S8 feature with a nicely-made video ad for it. The clip shows a journalist who travels to a faraway place to report on... something. Armed with just her Galaxy S8 and her DeX station, she is able to take notes on the go, take photos (and yes, the S8's camera is awesome), then find a monitor at an Internet cafe to hook up to, edit and compile all the data in a neat little article, and send it off.
The ad also showcases multitasking and video calls while in DeX mode, which are all great features to have in such a small, small package.
Yeah, DeX might not be replacing your desktop computer, and working with it may not be as happy-go-lucky as it's shown in the ad, but we can't say we are not excited about seeing the future of this type of mobile stations. First, it was Microsoft's Display Dock for the Lumia 950, which was doing an OK job in its own right, now it's Samsung DeX, which looks promising with its Android-based platform, but is not super-powerful yet. We'll see where we go from here!
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh
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"leave your laptop behind" lmao, u do realize this isnt windows? And with extremely limited productivity functions? Samsung and gimmicks.
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 5:03 AM 0
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Wow u could drop to any level to potray your hatred. This is one cool tech that could replace laptops for many people. Many people use laptop for multimedia, browsing and Microsoft office. These could be easily replaced with something you carry around everyday. If it doesn't suit your needs, it doesn't mean you shouldn't appreciate tech. By the way, what's up with your perception with windows? You have OSX, Ubuntu as other powerful alternatives as well.
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 5:23 AM 0
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With the travel ban on tablets and laptops, this could be a useful tool to many of those who need their laptop to work on their presentation or do light stuff on it. It's not meant to fully replace a laptop and Bankz knows it, but he can't let a Samsung article slip without him posting his typical Samsung bashing comments.
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 6:03 AM 1
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That's more your limited view. Android has a lot of potential to replace people's laptop/desktop but it depends on their use. Just like a Chromebook has limited function but is perfect for a lot of users.
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 6:16 AM 0
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Useless innovation is a Samsung trend.
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 5:29 AM 0
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"then find a monitor at an Internet cafe to hook up" right, because all internet cafe always have monitor + keyboard (without PC) ready for dex users.. and most hotel also prepare monitor + keyboard in their room for dex users /s but seriously, normal internet cafe already had PC with fullblown windows, even if it didn't has much software in it, at least it should have MS office (or another word processor), and that's all journalist need.. all she need is data cable.. (and if you plan to use DeX in normal internet cafe.. good luck if the cafe owner caught you unplugging his monitor, keyboard, and mouse, lol..) MS surface FTW
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 5:38 AM 1
Posts: 1154; Member since: Feb 25, 2012
A Samsung phone with their usb dongle is already very close to a pc. When I had my edge I never felt the need for a pc. With the dongle my storage become unlimited. Transferring stuff between My phone and pc was super easy. There are features android simply have you can’t take away from them. It’s the closet mobile pc experience period.
posted on Jul 12, 2017, 9:00 AM 0
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