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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ DeX dock price, availability announced

The Galaxy Unpacked 2017 saw the release of Samsung Galaxy S8,S8+ along with a new dock that can turn the smartphone into a PC.

tech Updated: Mar 31, 2017 12:51 IST
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Called DeX, the dock can charge the Samsung Galaxy S8,S8+ quicker while you are using it as a PC.
Called DeX, the dock can charge the Samsung Galaxy S8,S8+ quicker while you are using it as a PC.(Samsung)

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in New York on Wednesday not only saw the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ but also a new dock called DeX that helps users to turn the smartphones into a PC by connecting it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

However, Samsung didn’t reveal the price or availability of DeX at the launch presentation but indicated that the new dock will be sold separately.

But the price and availability has been announced and can be bought at a price of $149.99 (Rs 9,700 approximately). According to reports, the product will start shipping late April in line with the availability of the phones. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will start selling from April 21.

DeX, expanded as Samsung Desktop Experience, is an accessory that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will pair with to morph into a desktop PC-like environment.

The dock, that mostly looks like a candle holder, supports a monitor connection via HDMI, keyboard, mouse, and two USB ports to help expand the Galaxy S8’s connectivity. Samsung’s dock also has a cooling feature -- a special embedded fan to help keep the Galaxy S8 cool when it is being used to display Android apps on a monitor, and a USB-C connection to power it.

“The Samsung DeX Station enables you to turn your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ into a true desktop PC experience. By docking the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ into the DeX Station, your phone will launch a special DeX mode on the connected external monitor and applications can be opened in multiple separate windows. Connect a mouse, keyboard, and Ethernet cable for added productivity,” Samsung said about the product.