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Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Can Turn Into A PC With This New DeX Support

May 11, 2017 12:30 PM EDT


Soon after their official release, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus paced up to the highest level of popularity in terms its sales within a nominal timeline. Now, to revitalize this popularity to its next level, Samsung just launched the new DeX dock compatible for the tech giant's latest twin masterpieces. The dock station allows Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to be connected to PC peripherals enabling the smartphone to be used as a physical computer having a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. a

According to Cnet, to evolve a full-scale PC through Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, one would require connecting a certain range of peripherals to the Dex Dock station. These include an HDMI cable, a monitor or TV with an HDMI port, a wired or Bluetooth keyboard, a wired or Bluetooth mouse and last but not the least an Ethernet cable which is optional for those who don't want to waste their time for resetting these things with the docking center again and again. And most intriguingly, the new DeX dock doesn't require any specific software downloaded or purchased to run it. Potential sources claim that the interface activates itself and it can be utilized as a plug and play unit as well.

PhoneArena also reported that new DeX dock boasts a range of ports as well. The report points that a USB-C port, an HDMI output, an optional ethernet jack, and two USB connectors dedicated for a keyboard and a mouse. However, it's beneficial to use wireless keyboard and mouse which enable Bluetooth connectivity as then one can use those two connecting ports for a USB speaker and a flash drive. It should also be noted in this context that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus based Dex dock doesn't come with a headphone jack.

All and all, this new Dex dock, while equipped with any of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones, outperforms many existing physical machine as well. It should be noted that the DeX dock can only evolve the applications evolved in the smartphones. Though certain apps like Microsoft Office Suite and similar ones get updated while running through the dock station, most of the other apps convey the same compatibility as running on the handsets.

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