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Discover DeX

Discover DeX
With Samsung DeX, you can turn any place into a workplace. The DeX dock enables you to connect your Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note8 to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse for a desktop experience powered by your phone. Just plug your phone into the DeX Station to use apps, review documents, and set or check notifications on a desktop interface. The same emails, photos, and files on your phone are now readily accessible in a desktop environment.



Reports show that 74% of IT workers use two or more devices for work, and 52% used three or more. This increasing fragmentation causes lost productivity. Samsung solves this problem with Samsung DeX, which enables you to create a desktop experience powered by your Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8, or Galaxy S8+. You can run an entire desktop complete with a computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse—just plug your phone into the DeX Station and go.

Samsung DeX-compatible apps use the features offered in Samsung DeX mode. This multi-tasking environment encourages users—and provides them with the technical capacity—to adopt Android as a primary ecosystem for any task: word processing, photo editing, games, and more. Samsung DeX can also launch apps that aren't modified for compatibility with Samsung DeX; these apps operate in a fixed-size window mode with limited functionality.

Many of the apps in the Samsung Apps store are compatible with DeX and work well with the keyboard feature. The following table shows just some of the apps that work and play well in DeX mode:



Apps in Samsung DeX take advantage of Android N multi-window features. Multiple instances of an app can be opened simultaneously and resized dynamically. This allows users to work, connect, and interact seamlessly with different apps.


Apps launched in desktop mode can be expanded into a full-screen, immersive window. DeX can showcase the full features of an app without the expense of screen real estate.


Samsung DeX-compatible apps add powerful features to the mobile experience, such as the ability to drag and drop files between windows, copy and paste between multiple apps, use ALT+ TAB, and more.

DeX with Note8

Samsung DeX on a Galaxy Note8 device provides:

  • Game Launcher: Full-screen gaming capability
  • Samsung DeX Labs: Allows you to resize apps not officially supported by Samsung DeX
  • Volume button: Right-click the volume button on the DeX home screen to raise or lower volume
  • Support for Clear View and LED View cover


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