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?
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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.
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