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Samsung DeX Station will allow the Galaxy S8 to provide PC-like functionality

We first reported about a month ago that the Galaxy S8 could offer PC-like functionality when connected to an external monitor. It would be similar to Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile which allows smartphones powered by Microsoft’s OS to effectively double as PCs when hooked up to an external monitor via an adapter. A concept image was released recently which gave us an idea of what this might look like on the Galaxy S8, which we all know will be powered by Android and not Windows 10 Mobile.

Samsung is expected to call this feature Desktop eXperience and as the name suggests, it will allow users to power a desktop workstation using their smartphone. A new trademark filing reveals that Samsung will ship a dedicated dock for this purpose called DeX Station which will make it easy to connect the handset to external monitors, even those that don’t have native USB Type-C connectivity like the upcoming flagships. The trademark filing mentions that this product will be used for “projecting the screen of mobile devices to displays via computer peripheral devices and wireless networks.”

This is certainly going to be a feature that sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the competition. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 by late March with a release possible by mid-April.

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jpd514
jpd514

Will this dock be a heat sink? If so, it will permit to use overclocking mode to double the CPU power.
May be with the Note 8

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

Ok Great .. so the 2nd Camera is a gimmicky !! can’t wait to see your comments when Samsung introduce the dual Camera in the near future.

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

We’re not saying it wouldn’t be a nice feature to have, but it’s not as important that Samsung should make it a priority to use one as soon as the Galaxy S8.

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

i like this answer better than the one below , so it is a nice feature that definitely will improve and enhance the camera experience, BUT it is not a priority , make sense … specially with Samsung Strategy to give every new generation a little something to distinguish from the previous .

Thanks Abhijeet

maccyb
maccyb

This is a great idea.

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

all seems fine except the camera ,,, i expected the S8 to come with Dual lens cam.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

Who cares that dual camera isn’t better it’s just FAKE NEWS

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

have you tried the iPhone 7 plus camera ? i did and it is stunning

maccyb
maccyb

I tried. My sister has the iPhone 7 plus. I’m a photographer myself and it is a good camera, but the second camera, which is not a telephoto lens by the way, (ask any photographer!) is gimmicky. Dual cameras aren’t a selling point, if they were, the other phones with them would be selling a lot more. The fact is it’s not necessary for 99% of users. And my sister doesn’t even use it either.

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

It is only stunning if you want to take pictures with a blurred background, which is where the second lens comes in handy. But most people take pictures of real moments in a hurry, and won’t be finding the time to wait for the second camera to do its thing. Optical zoom is a better use, but even that is something that isn’t a very important feature for regular users.

maccyb
maccyb

Very true Abhijeet. Also many people forget that selective focus on the Samsung camera can blur either foreground or background and is both easier to use and produces far better results than the iPhone camera. Maybe a few examples on your site would show people what it can do. Possibly some people are just not aware of it.

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

Abhijeet … good to see someone from SAMMOBILE interacting with us .. much appreciated.

maccyb
maccyb

This is about a totally different subject, what does a gimmicky camera have to do with it? This is about work, not play. If you want a toy buy an iPhone!

Gustavo Correa Moura
Gustavo Correa Moura

It has to do with a little play time too, but agreed. Especially on the IPhone part… hahaha