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This is Samsung’s Desktop Experience Station for the Galaxy S8

We’ve seen a glimpse of what Samsung’s Desktop Experience Station for the Galaxy S8 would look like through an illustration found in the Galaxy Tab S3’s firmware, and we are now getting a look at the actual thing through images leaked by Winfuture.de. The DeX station will remind you of Samsung’s fast wireless charger, but it’s a different beast altogether, offering numerous ports to allow for proper PC-like functionality via the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

The station (or dock, depending on what you want to call it) has a USB Type-C port for providing power to the Galaxy S8 (yes, there is no wireless charging built into this thing, but there is fast charging via the Type-C port), two standard USB 2.0 ports, an 100 Mbps Ethernet port, and an HDMI port that can power 4K displays at 30 fps. The station has a cooling fan inside to keep temperatures in check while the Galaxy S8 is acting like an actual PC.

Of course, it remains to be seen just what kind of PC functionality the DeX station will provide, although Samsung should be offering a detailed look at the March 29th unveiling of the handsets. The dock will be priced at Euro 149.99, which seems like an okay price for such an accessory.

What do you make of the DeX station?

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Lucidfer
Lucidfer

Another idiotic idea this year I see. What the heck is the dock for? Upscaling instead of supersampling? Using exactly what apps for work, and with what keyboard, for what? I don’t understand how they just didn’t update SideSync accompanied by WifiAD HDMI key with AV1 encoding, periods?

Hahnski
Hahnski

As usual… their ideas are half baked. Look at the fingerprint sensor on S5 and Note 4 … why include it if it’s only going to be used for phone unlocking? Edge screens that no developer can utilise except for feeds and notifications (unless I missed something and the API has been opened up). My biggest gripe is the 2 years of OS support (and the OS usually gets updated once in two years, maybe twice, just so they can say on paper that they fulfulled their promise). No, I’m not going to switch to iOS (even though they do… Read more »

Omaha4K
Omaha4K

UPDATE: Samsung announces the price at Euro 149.99 in order for it to look better when it’s begun to be given away for free. We now resume our regular scheduled programming…

Hahnski
Hahnski

Good point, and I bet you are right… they will give it away because I can’t see anyone buying this and seriously using it. As a free item, the deal is sweet.. people will use it to see how it works then pack it away. They will eventually bring it out of storage when the time comes to sell it and they need to take photographs for auction site.

Hahnski
Hahnski

“The dock will be priced at Euro 149.99” – are you serious Samsung?! The guts of the computer is in the phone. This dock should be free with the phone or it shouldn’t be more than US$100. Let’s get real here (and I’m only basing this off my experience which is limited to a small market which happen to be my friends in Australia), but how many people went out and purchased a VR Headset for their phones? From what I could see, all of the headsets that were giveaways and I rarely saw people buying them. Every phone shop… Read more »

DiegoAngemi
DiegoAngemi

Wouldn’t a 4K monitor have much flickering at 30fps?

maartenverbunt
maartenverbunt

USB 2, LAN 100MB? Why not USB C and 1Gb LAN? Doesn’t seen like an accessory meant for a $900 phone.

RaSeven
RaSeven

It is USB Type C, if you talking about docking port. For USB hub Type C is not so popular for now.

maartenverbunt
maartenverbunt

Ok, fair enough. Then why not USB 3? It just doesn’t come across as a premium device. They are charging €150 for it. That’s a whole lot of margin there. Could be a way to recover some financial losses perhaps. Can’t wait though for a demo of this setup. 😉

fcaroll
fcaroll

It would be even nicer if they brought it to S7

ctdog4748
ctdog4748

Is a pretty neat idea, can’t wait until the official unveiling to see what all if offers.