One of the necessities for working at Plugable is having a passion for technology. So imagine the excitement when we hear about an upcoming device that breaks the mold, and the subsequent crowd that gathers around such devices when they arrive in our office. This is especially true with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are among the first phones to support exciting new USB-C functionality such as Alternate Mode video output (“Alt Modes”) and USB Power Delivery (“PD”). (Though at this time it is not well understood if Samsung is indeed using the USB PD standard for charging or another method.)
Our new Galaxy S8 arrived yesterday and we immediately dove into testing with our USB-C products. My personal Galaxy S8+ arrived the same day at home, so I brought it in today to put it through the same battery of tests with our products, and found that both handsets behave identically. We’ll continue to provide updates regarding compatibility in this post, on the relevant product pages on our site, and on our Amazon listings. (YouTube overview of the Samsung S8/S8+ and Plugable USB-C products coming soon as well!)
We’ve learned a fair bit about how this device reacts to different peripherals, so feel free to comment below if you have any particular questions and we’ll do our best to answer.