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Samsung reportedly working on Dexbook, a DeX-powered portable monitor

Samsung has been trying for years to make its Galaxy smartphones even more useful by making them behave like desktop computers, when needed, with the DeX software. Now, it appears that the South Korean tech giant has plans to make a portable monitor for its smartphones.

According to a report from ETNews, Samsung is planning to launch a 14.1-inch portable monitor that can turn Galaxy smartphones into desktop computer-like devices. While the company already supports a similar feature through third-party displays and even PCs, the new monitor is expected to weigh less than a kilogram, which makes it truly portable.

It is being reported that the upcoming Dexbook device will have a built-in 10,000mAh battery that can not only power the monitor but also the connected smartphone. It doesn’t come with a keyboard or a mouse, though, which is quite puzzling if the whole idea is to convert the phone into a PC. Perhaps, the idea is to utilize the monitor’s big screen for enjoying movies.

Apparently, even LG is making such a portable monitor that has a 5,000mAh built-in battery. Both firms are reportedly planning to start the mass production of their portable monitors in Q2 and release them in Q3 of this year. The Dexbook monitor could be priced anywhere between $339 to $423. Would you be interested in such a device? Let us know in the comments section below.

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gentux
gentux

Don’t understand the use case. As a home display it is just too small and doesn’t need to weigh this little, it would better stand firmly on the desk. For a portable device it is just a bigger screen that is more expensive than a “full” chromebook that has 14 inches, a keyboard and everything else.

alturist
alturist

I wish they would extend Dex app to support old Androin 4, 5, 6 tablets as Dex monitors. It would be something like Asus Padfone. I suspect sales of this portable monitor will not be high. Better allow people using tables they already have than selling another one.

Gunter2
Gunter2

It could be interesting, particularly if they could make it fold in half to fit in a bag more easily. Coupled with a nice slim and light Bluetooth keyboard it would be very handy. I think putting a keyboard on it isn’t necessary and if they were thinking of it being foldable, it wouldn’t be practical anyway.

Davoncci
Davoncci

If it’s OLED, I would buy such a device. It would be a portable movie machine.