Samsung DeX transforms your Galaxy S8 into a desktop PC

What makes DeX so interesting is that it is a full desktop dock for your phone that allows you to treat your phone like it's a PC.

@LanaJelic
Published Wed, Mar 29 2017 4:38 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Today Samsung announced a new hardware and software solution named DeX.

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DeX is the company's desktop transformation tool for turning a Galaxy S8 or S8+ into a desktop computer. This harnesses Samsung's latest Exynos processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon depending on the region you are located in.

What makes DeX so interesting is that it is a full desktop dock for your phone that allows you to treat your phone like it's a PC.

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DeX allows you to hook up a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other USB peripherals to the $149 hub and then dock your phone to it. You can also pay an extra $10 to get rapid charging capability. Also, it's got a fan to keep your phone cool while you're using it heavy productivity tasks.

Read also: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: Everything you need to know

Samsung says that apps that are compatible with the latest version of Android and have dynamic resizing should be able to behave like regular Windows when docked to the DeX dock.

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There is also support for virtual desktops from Amazon, Microsoft, and Citrix who all provide virtualized desktop environments to businesses. This way, the data never leaves the server and DeX is only being used as a thin client to access the VDI instance.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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