Is this Samsung’s DeX dock for Galaxy S8?

Galaxy S7,

We’ve already got Ubuntu for Phones (or Ubuntu Touch, whatever it’s called) and Microsoft’s Continuum for Phones, allowing smartphones to offer a PC-like experience via a dock. But reports persist that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will join the party as well.

Now, German publication WinFuture has revealed a render of the desktop dock, called DeX (desktop experience). So what should you expect?

The publication reports that the dock, which boasts a “collapsible” design, packs two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port topping out at 100Mbps, USB Type-C port and an HDMI port. The other purported feature is a cooling fan, allowing the phone to keep up the pace during multitasking.

The DeX dock for the Galaxy S8 looks like an improvement on Microsoft’s Continuum dock — but software will be key

Other details include support for 4K output at 30fps, fast charging and the ability to connect a monitor via USB Type-C.

The DeX peripheral is expected to cost €150 and launch alongside the Galaxy S8. Meanwhile, earlier leaks have pegged the smartphones (Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+) as having price tags of €799 and €899 respectively.

As for the phone specs? Well, the handsets are rumoured to feature either a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 chip, a high screen/body ratio, a 12MP main camera with object recognition and 1000fps video recording, water-resistance and an iris scanner.

Featured image: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge



Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights. sign up

Welcome to Memeburn

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights.