Should you had been having any doubts about Samsung’s dedication to its DeX, contemplate them assuaged. The corporate launched its smartphone docking with the Galaxy S8 and has talked up a brand new model for each huge cellphone launch since then — and in the present day’s huge Galaxy S9 reveal is not any totally different.
We had been fairly lukewarm on the concept — or at the very least skeptical of how huge a distinct segment such a product actually was. However to Samsung’s credit score, the corporate been responding to person suggestions and constructing it out since launch. This era marks the largest and most welcome change to the system up to now, together with, notable an enormous shift in kind issue.
The replace cleverly shifts the dock’s orientation from vertical to horizon, so the cellphone lays flat when it’s plugged in. Meaning the handset will get to do double obligation, each powering the desktop system and doubling as both a standalone touchpad or keyboard. The flat orientation as means the dock is appropriate with a wider ranger of cellphone sizes.
That mentioned, the brand new dock will solely be succesful with the S9 and S9+ at launch, with a software program replace that may make the backward appropriate coming quickly. Definitely it will make sense to have the system appropriate with the widest vary of handsets potential, if the corporate is focused shared workplace environments with the expertise.
Samsung’s made some strikes in that path on this most up-to-date replace, permitting for extra management from an IT division, together with the flexibility to push a company emblem on the desktop. Granted, the price of shopping for a stationary DeX is loads cheaper than outfitting each worker with each a smartphone and standalone laptop computer/desktop. Even so, the use for such a system nonetheless feels fairly restricted in the true world.