Samsung’s own Samsung DeX Pad which lets you connect your Galaxy smartphone to use it like a Desktop, will be available to purchase from May 13 in the United States, the South Korean giant has announced. The Samsung DeX Pad was announced in the February month alongside the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones which is now making its way to the market.
Samsung has its own DeX Station and this new Samsung DeX Pad is now here to replace the previous DeX Station from the company. The DeX Pad offers all the useful connectivity ports. Samsung’s DeX Pad comes with two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, HDMI, and USB Type-C for charging.
The DeX Station actually bridges the gap between a smartphone and a desktop. Since it comes with all the useful connectivity options, you won’t be facing an issues in connecting various devices such as mouse, keyboard and other connections. The DeX Pad comes with all the ports to convert it to a PC quickly. Just put your Galaxy device on to the DeX Pad and connect all the additional devices and start experience the virtual PC powered by Samsung Galaxy smartphone through this DeX Pad.
Interestingly, the new DeX Pad is designed to support a variety of monitors or we can say PCs. It supports multi-resolution screens with 1600×900, 1920×1080, and 2560×1440 displays. So you can make use of this Pad to explore different kinds of videos with different resolutions.
Furthermore, people in the United States would be pleased to know that the pre-orders of the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. If you pre-order any of these devices from Samsung’s official website, you would get a new Samsung DeX Pad for absolutely free of cost. Yes, you heard that right. You don’t have to pay additionally if you want to purchase Galaxy S9 device and the DeX Pad. You would get the DeX Pad for free alongside the new Galaxy S9 devices. Keep in mind that, this is a limited time offer and expires on April 30th. So you have to pre-order the device before April 30 to get the DeX Pad for free.
Samsung’s new DeX Pad is designed for the latest generation and to support advanced Android smartphones i.e. Samsung Galaxy devices. It’s an advanced enterprise tool available in the market. The DeX Pad lets you explore a real virtual desktop experience which is powered by a smartphone. You would put your Samsung Galaxy device on to the DeX Pad and it will convert it to Desktop.
If we talk about the compatibility, Samsung has designed this new DeX Pad for the advanced smartphones and hence it supports limited Samsung’s premium smartphones. The DeX Pad supports Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active and the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. The device would also support Galaxy Note 8 which are running on a latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The Android Oreo is available for all the premium Samsung Galaxy devices so make sure to upgrade your device first with the new Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
Apart from this, if you already own the new Galaxy S9 phones or any of the above mentioned Galaxy devices and want to purchase the DeX Pad from any other retailers, the DeX Pad would go on sale from May 13 and it will cost you $99.9.