Samsung's DeX Pad to launch next month

Samsung DeX allows your phone to project a desktop-like UI onto a larger screen. Samsung's DeX experience debuted last year with a chunky dock. But Samsung's new DeX hardware dub as the "DeX Pad" is lighter than its predecessor.

The DeX Pad has your phone laying flat rather than propped upright. It's just 135g compared to 230g for the old docking station. The pad has HDMI, USB, and USB Type-C outputs, but the ethernet port from the old DeX station has been dropped. With the old docking station, you needed to have a keyboard and mouse attached to get anything done.

Like the old Dex dock, the DeX Pad has an integrated cooling fan to prevent your phone from overheating. The DeX software appears to be unchanged as well. Samsung is pushing the DeX Pad as a GS9 accessory, but it'll work with the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 as well. They just need to be on Oreo. This accessory is being offered for free in other countries if you purchase the Galaxy S9 or S9+ and will be delivered starting May 13.


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