With all the attention centred around the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, few would have had time to ponder over the extras of the flagship. It has been known for a while that Samsung would reintroduce a DeX Pad accessory that we saw first with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Now, thanks to @OnLeaks, we’re now having our first look at the accessory.
You might be offended by the first looks of the new DeX Pad. But I’m afraid, this is probably a legit leak, and you’re going to have to live with it. The leak is in line with what trademarks of the product have described it. But looks aren’t everything; this design focuses on utility and ease of use. This model of the DeX Pad will enable the Galaxy S9 to be used as a touchpad in tandem with your computer to which it will be connected. Further, the horizontal posture will be more comfortable for a resting hand using it.
Apart from a USB Type C for connection, two USB A ports, and an HDMI port are also provided. This should allow users to connect extra peripherals. On the surface, the DeX Pad has a large vent that suggests there might be a cooling system in there.
The DeX Pad is Samsung’s attempt at turning your phone into a viable desktop computing solution. It was introduced along with the Galaxy S8. It is set to return to the Samsung Galaxy S9 on February 25th, 2018.