The smartphone has already become the primary computing device for many mobile workers, but can it fully replace the PC?

Samsung’s recent study with GfK found that highly mobile workers are spending 33 percent of their work day using their smartphone. Respondents to the survey also said that on average, they could get half their work done using just their phone. However, seven in 10 stated that working on a small screen was at least a minor frustration when using a mobile device.

With Samsung DeX, highly mobile workers have a solution that allows them to extend their Galaxy smartphone to create a desktop-like experience on a full-sized monitor. Users simply dock their phone into the DeX Station or DeX Pad accessory, and can connect a mouse and keyboard via USB or Bluetooth. Working in DeX, you can launch multiple apps, resize windows, use keyboard shortcuts and drag-and-drop functionality. It’s also compatible with most virtual desktop clients, including VMware Horizon, Citrix Receiver and Amazon WorkSpaces, so you can access a Windows desktop, all powered by your phone.

With the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung is rolling out some refinements to the DeX experience, including support for WQHD monitors. The new DeX Pad sits flat to the desk and allows users to use their phone as a touchpad, instead of needing a mouse.

While Samsung DeX may not replace laptops overnight, it provides a great solution for mobile-first workers who are looking to leave their PC behind.

Get the details on Samsung DeX and its improvements with the latest Galaxy S9 and S9+.