Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in a matter of weeks, but there appears to be something more in the rumor mill. DeX Pad could be a new DeX Station-like device for Samsung’s newest phones. The difference from the DeX device that debuted last year is in the name ‘DeX Pad.’ Instead of a stand up dock, this one lays down and can turn your phone into a touchpad.
This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about DeX Pad, but this is the first time we’re seeing it. The images shown above, taken from Evan Blass on Twitter, depict Samsung’s new DeX product. We don’t yet know if it’ll work with other Galaxy phones, but one things for sure and that’s that the upcoming Galaxy S9 models will be supported. We expect the company to unravel the product on stage, February 25 in Barcelona.
DeX Pad will provide its owners with a familiar plug and play desktop experience. Additionally, with Galaxy S9, users could use their phone as a touchpad to control their external monitor. There’s also the option to use an external mouse if that suites you better.
In regards to ports, we have a USB Type-C port, two USB-A ports, a power port, and full size HDMI port (for hooking up a monitor). If you have a monitor at work, this should make your life easier being an all-in-one solution. If you find the Android-like desktop mode enough to replace your laptop, this would allow you to leave your briefcase at home, which is really what Samsung set out to do with DeX. Hopefully we get some software upgrades as well.
In the images we also get another look at what appears to be the Galaxy S9 smartphone resting on top of the pad. Its appearance matches up with previous leaks containing a lower-mounted speaker grill, and we even see a 3.55mm headphone jack. Thank you, the good lord!
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SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]