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Galaxy Z Flip lacks DeX support but Samsung could add it later via update

The Galaxy Z Flip appears to be Samsung’s latest smartphone to lack DeX support, at least judging by a photo shared recently by @Kuma_Sleepy via Twitter. It showcases the search results, or lack thereof, for ‘DeX’ on a Z Flip in South Korea, and seemingly confirms that the feature is missing from the device.

South Korea was among the first markets to receive the Galaxy Z Flip and to sell it out in less than 8 hours of availability. One early adopter has discovered that DeX is missing from the device, but hopefully, this is just a temporary setback.

The Galaxy Z Flip could get DeX support via firmware update

The original Galaxy Fold also lacked DeX support at launch, but Samsung added the feature later through a firmware update. The Galaxy Z Flip may get a similar treatment, or at least this is what we’d expect from a smartphone that comes with a price tag of $1,380.

However, this is not a guarantee. Lack of DeX support at launch is not something specific to Samsung’s foldable devices. As we’ve discussed in our review, the feature is also missing from the Galaxy S10 Lite even though it is available on the Galaxy A90 5G, and both models feature the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Galaxy Z Flip is powered by the Snapdragon 855+ so, technically speaking, all of these smartphones should be capable of supporting DeX.

It’s a mystery how Samsung decides which smartphones should or shouldn’t get DeX at launch or at all, but all we can do is hope that the Galaxy Z Flip will start supporting the feature sooner rather than later.

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ironbat
ironbat

Who uses Dex??

Gunter2
Gunter2

I use it all the time particularly for business, saves me bringing a laptop when visiting clients, just plug my phone into their PCs and can show presentations and transfer engineering docs. I’m sure most people here have similar or other possible uses too. I suppose Dex is for adults and business people, not those who don’t have the imagination to think of what it can be used for. When you grow up maybe you will understand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mario387
Mario387

Yes those last two lines are very mature and adult like…

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, they were. Thanks. It can help people to think first, ask questions later. The questions then tend to be more intelligent. ๐Ÿ˜‰

PJaya
PJaya

Even Note10 lite also do not have Dex

stickguy32
stickguy32

And this bums me out. It has the same specs as note9 which supports dex. Maybe it is possible to do via non official progs?

Adventurer86
Adventurer86

dont wait for the update. it will never come to this device via software update.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Why is that? I’m not defending Samsung it should have been there. But it did come to the Galaxy Fold in an update so why can’t it come to this in am update? There’s no logic to your comment.

london2tim
london2tim

Are you obsessed with this phone – most of your articles are about the Z flip !!!

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

It’s the only of the newly announced phones that’s actually out in the wild in people’s hands, plus it’s a very exciting device, so yes, we’ll be writing a fair bit about it. Galaxy S20 content coming up as well once we get nearer to the release date!

Tundrok
Tundrok

In what way is it a “very exciting device”? It folds. That’s it. It doesn’t bring anything else to the table and introduces a ton of usability limitations

Mario387
Mario387

Because the folding opens up new possibilities. There is still a lot of work to do, but if they get it right it might end up bigger then when Samsung introduced large phone screens, and everybody was say “why, who needs it, crazy”.

The limitations, but still sales, can inspire other companies to start research into ways to overcome those, as there will be a market.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Samsung have made some weird decisions, Dex should be a standard feature by now. Then we have Good Lock not available in some countries for some unfathomable reason, and it has to be sideloaded, and the worst of all, a miserable 128gb storage option on the top of the range premium S20 Ultra. That is an incredibly bad decision on a phone that shoots 8k video. A relatively small 150 minutes of 8k video eats 100gb. This device should have been available with 512gb on every ultra phone. They didn’t even have the sense to offer 256gb as an option.

justinut0909
justinut0909

Yeah i dont know why they give Note 10 and Note 10+ base model 256gb but only 128gb for S20 Ultra.

Yousef206
Yousef206

What a joke !

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, agreed…