Samsung DeX Pad in the second attempt of this brand to offer a desktop experience to users of its high-end Samsung Galaxy phones, a device that we saw in the MWC 2018. This dock continues with the concept of the previous Samsung DeX Station first generation but that changes the number of available connectors and mobile orientation allowing us now to use it as a touch control.
The Samsung DeX Pad is a device that allows us to dock our mobile phone into the base, through its ports we can connect a screen to see the Android desktop with several DeX applications optimized for this environment. In the main screen of the desktop we have a lower bar with shortcuts, launcher icon and we can manage multiple apps in floating windows as in any desktop environment.
This dock is compatible with the entire Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ mobiles family updated with Android 8 Oreo. Samsung is also working on a version of Ubuntu compatible with this device but for now we have little information and still is in the limbo.
In the Samsung Dex Pad dock we have a fast charging USB Type-C port, two USB Type-A connectors and an HDMI 1.4 video output that allows us to connect a screen up to 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, compared to the previous model Samsung DeX Station we have lost the Ethernet port something that makes it less interesting. Inside this dock we have a fan as in the first version, apparently it is quite silent but with another design it might not be necessary.
- The Samsung DeX Pad can be purchased at Amazon.com for an approximate price of $99.99, although there are some offers that include it with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone