Samsung’s DeX Pad for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the docking station which turns the Android smartphones into a desktop PC replacement, has finally got a US shipping date. Announced alongside Samsung’s 2018 flagship phones, the DeX Pad is the company’s second generation of desktop dock and addresses a number of criticisms about the original.
The first generation DeX Station had an upright design, similar to Samsung’s wireless charging docks, even though it still required a USB-C connection with the phone. For the DeX Pad, however, Samsung places the smartphone flat. That means it can use the touchscreen as a trackpad, rather than demanding a separate mouse.