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Samsung DeX will reportedly receive dual-screen capabilities

The Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to bring dual-screen capabilities to Samsung DeX. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to bring dual-screen capabilities to Samsung DeX. (Source: Samsung)
Dual-screen support is reportedly coming to Samsung DeX with the release of the Galaxy Tab S4 later this year. DeX has previously allowed the phone's screen to be used as a touchpad for controlling the mouse, but displaying content on the tablet as well as the monitor would improve productivity experiences.

Samsung’s desktop crossover software, DeX, is set to receive dual-screen support according to sources speaking to SamMobile. DeX currently runs on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note8, and Galaxy S9 by using the vertical orientation DeX Dock or flat DeX Pad to connect the phones to the monitor and peripherals.

When the Galaxy Tab S4 launches, it will be the largest device to support DeX. This makes it better suited to handle secondary screen duties than its smaller brethren. The extra screen could be useful for watching a video while working/browsing on the larger monitor, or for keeping a document open to reference while writing. We would expect the ability to use the touchscreen as a touchpad to be deactivated when in dual-monitor mode.

Samsung is launching a Book Cover accessory that would tilt the display to a better viewing angle, but if the connection is handled from the tablet’s USB-C port then you should get a similar result with any standard case. While there wouldn’t be any technical reason why this dual-screen mode couldn’t also come to Samsung’s phones, we doubt this will happen, since Samsung will likely want to avoid the sub-par cramped experience.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to arrive in August or September at IFA Berlin 2018.

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Craig Ward, 2018-07- 2 (Update: 2018-07- 2)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.