With the processing power, capabilities, and connectivity of our phones increasing each year, we may soon be using these pocket sized computers in place of a traditional laptop. The challenge with previous phones has been device connectivity standards, and mobile operating system support, for this type of expanded functionality. But pretty soon, you’re going to be able to connect your phone via a standard connector like USB-C into a docking station, or directly to a monitor, and be able to use it like a desktop computer.
Within the Samsung line there are only certain models that currently support third-party docks, such as the Galaxy Note 9, for use with Samsung DeX (“Desktop Experience”). Samsung has had this functionality for a little while, but it would previously only work with Samsung-branded docks like the Samsung DeX dock. What’s new with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is that, for the first time, they’ve opened DeX functionality up to any standard USB-C dock so you can get even more functionality and variety of connections. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 pairs wonderfully with our UD-CAM USB-C dock, and gives a glimpse into the future by utilizing Samsung’s DeX.