The new Samsung DeX Pad that changes more recent Galaxy phones right into a desktop-like virtualization tool is readily available for pre-order in the US, Samsung announced today.

Samsung’s second-generation DeX Pad will certainly ship to its initial consumers on May 13, 2 months after the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus launch date.

The sleeker-looking DeX changes the original puck-shaped DeX, however it remains compatible with last year’s Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 And Also, S8 Energetic and Keep In Mind 8.

It likewise functions the exact same: dock your phone right into the pad through USB-C and also connect it to any kind of HDMI screen to obtain a desktop-like experience with virtualization support. You’ll additionally have the ability to use your docked phone for an on-screen keyboard and, in the future, as a trackpad.

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How to get a DeX Pad for free

We noted that the brand-new Samsung DeX Pad is like having “a secret Chromebook concealed in your phone.” But not everybody will want to spend for this extra.

Luckily, while it costs $99 (£130, AU$ 200) at retail, Samsung is packing the DeX Pad with brand-new Galaxy S9 and also Galaxy S9 And also bargains in the US through its internet site starting today. 

Yes, this means very early adopters who already acquired Samsung’s new phones in the last few weeks get the short end of the stick if they want multitasking beyond 5.8-inch, and also 6.2-inch and also 6.3-inch mobile phone screens.

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