Samsung DeX

Samsung DeX is a unique product that lets you use your phone as if it were a laptop. You can access your phone apps and files using a desktop monitor, keyboard, mouse, or S-Pen.

Why use Samsung DeX?

Instead of having to carry both a laptop and phone, you can simply connect your phone to a monitor, through either a docking station or a USB-C to HDMI adapter. You can quickly write documents, edit spreadsheets, and create presentations on a large screen without having to purchase or carry along a separate laptop. This untethers employees from their laptops, and offers enterprises capital cost savings opportunities.

Enterprises can use the Samsung Knox platform to secure the way Samsung DeX works, allowing them to benefit from the Knox Platform's defense-grade security features without sacrificing the innovation and productivity that comes with DeX.

Using Knox to customize DeX

Using a large screen in DeX mode means that sensitive information may be visible to passersby. As such, you can use the Knox platform to improve security in DeX mode. You can deploy security policies such as:

  • Setting a screen timeout while in DeX mode
  • Only allowing Ethernet connections (no WiFi or cellular data)
  • Disabling specific apps (ex. sensitive apps) in DeX mode
  • Disabling DeX mode

You can also use the Knox platform to customize the DeX interface. Available customizations include:

  • Uploading a company logo to the DeX loading screen
  • Adding or removing shortcuts from the DeX launcher

Unique advantages of Samsung DeX

  • Mobile desktop experience — Enables phones to be used in a desktop environment on the go. A separate laptop is unnecessary and all of the user's apps and files are in one place.
  • Defense-grade security on a desktop — Protects users and enterprises with industry-leading security while preserving the productivity enhancements of a desktop environment.
  • Universal app compatibility — Compatible with out-of-the-box Android apps, including enterprise apps. Popular apps such as Microsoft Office products and Adobe Photoshop Express have also been additionally optimized for use with DeX.
  • Customizable — Security and UI features can be enhanced and controlled using DeX APIs from the SDK.