Samsung will reveal its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 handset next week, but the rumors simply won’t stop stacking up – and the latest one gives us our first glimpse at one of the most intriguing features expected to arrive with the new flagship.
While previous S8 leaks gave us a pretty good idea what we can expect from its gorgeous design, its compact size and revamped interface, one feature that we’re yet to explore more is the long-rumored desktop station that allows customers to use their phone as an improvised PC.
But much like other S8 feats and specs, the desktop dock has finally leaked on the internet, courtesy of German outlet WinFuture and Slash Leaks. So without further ado, this is our very first look at the upcoming DeX Station for the Galaxy S8:
While details remain scarce, the desktop accessory is slated to pack an Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, a dedicated HDMI port as well as its own embedded cooling fan. It will also come with a nifty slide-in dock and a USB-C port for charging.
Among other things, the device will be compatible with both the Galaxy S8 and its bigger Plus sibling, and also support 4K up to 30 frames per second. The leak suggests the DeX Station will retail at €149.99 (which will probably translate to $149.99 over at the US).
As much as I’m excited about the ability to plug my phone to my monitor for an improvised PC experience, it would be difficult to justify spending €149.99 for a desktop dock when there are many affordable laptop and desktop alternatives in the same price range.
Still, big up to Samsung for trying to take what Microsoft started with Windows 10 Mobile to the next level.
Tune in to Samsung’s official launch event on March 29 to get all the scoops about the DeX Station and the upcoming Galaxy S8.