Samsung has recently launched a successor to the previous year’s DeX docking system that connects the Galaxy S9 smartphone to PCs and other platforms. The previous DeX station wasn’t very portable, and the user had to carry a physical keyboard and mouse. But the new DeX pad addresses this issue by allowing the user to use the phone screen as a virtual keyboard and mouse.
“With the Dex Pad, a new docking system, users can easily connect the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse to expand the mobile experience with enhanced document editing or even full-screen gaming”, says the firm. Docking the phone into the DeX Pad will launch a special DeX mode on the connected external monitor and business productivity apps can be opened in multiple separate windows. The update to the Dex Pad shifts its orientation as such that the phone lies flat when it’s plugged in. Also the flat orientation makes the dock compatible for various ranges of phone sizes.
In this most recent update, Samsung has made some moves to allow more control from an IT department including the ability to push a corporate logo on the desktop. Moreover, the cost of buying a stationary DeX is a lot cheaper than outfitting every employee with both a smartphone and standalone laptop or desktop. Still it is to be seen whether DeX can actually be the solution to mobile and portable working.