Goodbye Desk, Hello DeX

BY Samantha Hamilton Rushforth / May 4 2017 / 17:30 PM

Samsung unveils a multitasking solution that turns your mobile into an instant workstation

Goodbye Desk, Hello DeX

If you loathe lugging around multiple tech devices, a tiny, portable solution from Samsung - weighing a minute 230g no less - is here to save you from breaking your back with unnecessary extra baggage. Connect your Samsung S8 or S8+ to any monitor, keyboard or mouse via the new Samsung DeX for a desktop experience that's smartly powered by your device.

Samsung DeX

The Samsung DeX

Connect your phone into the DeX to be able to access your apps, photos and files on a desktop, meaning those holiday pics from Sri Lanka or that online shopping app you can't stop scrolling through now come to life on your computer in seconds - perfect for people who work (or communicate) predominantly via their mobile. Speaking about the evolution of the device, and the need for a flexible tech experience, Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics commented; “The smartphone has become the central point for the modern mobile professional, and when giving a presentation or editing documents remotely, it means they can work effectively using just their smartphone. We developed Samsung DeX with the highly mobile worker in mind, giving them a convenient and flexible desktop experience.”

The DeX in action


The DeX in action

From communication tools to Instagram filters, the mobile experience doesn't stop even when you're plugged in. Text messages, calls, wifi and other settings are all still available via the tool bar on your monitor so you can multi-task with total ease. Collaborating with key partners like Adobe and Microsoft was also an essential part of the development of DeX as the brand didn't want to compromise productivity with any aspect of the device's functionality, meaning any mobile apps you use to create content with like Lightroom Mobile, will still work seamlessly on your desktop.


Aside from expanding your mobile experience, keeping your important digital info protected was also a top priority for Injong Rhee; "With Samsung DeX, enterprise users can also be assured their smartphone and data are protected by the Samsung Knox security platform built into the smartphone. Samsung DeX redefines what a smartphone can do to keep mobile professionals productive.”


The final icing on the cake? The DeX also comes with adaptive fast charging so it won't run your phone down while you use it. 


Goodbye regular desk, hello DeX.