Alongside the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung DeX, an eye-catching and interest-arousing gadget, has been announced at the same time. Samsung described DeX on their official website as “Samsung DeX lets you connect your Galaxy S8/S8+ to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse for a desktop experience powered by your phone. So you can turn any place into a workplace.” However, there are more details you have to know about what Samsung DeX is and how to connect S8/S8 plus with Samsung DeX.
What is Samsung DeX?
The Samsung DeX Station enable your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ turning into a true desktop PC. Just docking your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 plus into the DeX Station, your S8 or S8+ will launch a special DeX mode on the connected monitor and apps on your phone can be opened in multiple separate windows. It comes with two USB-A 2.0 ports, a LAN Ethernet port, an HDMI output, and a USB-C charging port, so you can connect a mouse, keyboard, and Ethernet cable with it for added productivity. It can also charge your phone when you dock your phone into it. How to wirelessly charge Galaxy S8 or S8 plus And its built-in cooling fan can keep your Galaxy S8 or S8 plus staying cool. When you don’t use DeX, you can lower the back into the base and it is more convenient to be packed. Its price is $149.99 at present.
How to connect Samsung DeX?
1. Power the DeX through a USB-C cable.
2. Hook the DeX to a Standard HDMI-compatible monitor.
3. Connect the DeX with a Bluetooth, USB or RF-type keyboard and a mouse for maximum productivity.
4. Dock you S8 or S8 plus into the DeX Station
5. Once your phone is docked in, the loading screen shows up on the monitor.
6. A very Windows-like environment appears and there is a menu in the left corner for all of your apps.
Note: If you don’t want to use your cell phone’s Internet, plug an internet cable into the Ethernet connection port.
What can you do with Samsung DeX?
Easily access the apps and files in your phone on the desktop: Things are just easier on a desktop, like sending an email, bolding text, or copying and pasting between apps. Expand interface makes everything more accessible. A click of a mouse or a punch of a key improves your work efficiency.
Use your phone on the desktop: Your phone is still a phone, even when it’s plugged into the DeX Station. Phone calls, text messages, and settings are all accessible from the taskbar on your monitor.
Wirelessly charge your phone: When you dock your phone into the DeX, your phone will start to be powered. And there is a cooling fan to lower the temperature of your phone. It sounds so perfect.
Save cell phone Internet fee: The Ethernet connection means you don’t have to rely on the phone’s Wi-Fi. Once you dock your phone into it, you can surf the internet through wired network.