Today, Samsung announced availability for its DeX Pad, which allows you to connect a Galaxy handset and use it like you would a desktop PC. The device was originally announced alongside the Galaxy S9 and S9+ back in February.
The DeX Pad replaces the previous DeX Station in the lineup, and it still contains two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, HDMI, and USB Type-C for charging. What's new is that DeX has multi-resolution support for monitors now, with support for 1600x900, 1920x1080, and 2560x1440 displays.
"The Samsung DeX Pad bridges the gap between smartphone and desktop. With its desktop interface, and easy connection to a mouse, monitor, and keyboard, DeX Pad helps you get the most out of your favorite apps," said Alanna Cotton, senior vice president, Samsung Electronics America. "DeX Pad is more than an accessory, it is reflective of our philosophy of mobile technology: innovative devices and services, working together seamlessly, to help consumers do more."
Samsung's new DeX Pad will be available on May 13 for $99.99, and you can pre-order it beginning today. Also, for a limited time, it will be free with the purchase of a Galaxy S9 or S9+ from Samsung.com. In addition to supporting the latest flagships, it also works with the Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, and Note8. It requires Android 8.0 Oreo to work.