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Samsung DeX Pad render leaks with a new design, drops Ethernet port

Evan Blass has a very solid track record with leaked renders, particularly with Samsung devices in the past. Today, @evleaks tweeted a couple of renders of the newly designed desktop docking station, updated in time for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9.

The new dock, supposedly called the DeX Pad is different from its predecessor in a few ways. The round area that the Galaxy S8 was supported in an upright position is no more. The new design will dock the S9 in a flat position to make it easier to use the phones display as a touch pad. There is also a newly redesigned ventilation port.

The so-called ‘DeX Pad,’ first reported here: https://t.co/DowGkJrKUA pic.twitter.com/5hDaR4g5CM

Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 8, 2018

The render also shows the ports available on the new dock: A full size HDMI port, two full size USB ports, and a USB-C port for power input. Whats missing is the Ethernet port from the original DeX Dock. Wi-Fi is pretty much a widely available commodity and the omission of the Ethernet port wont matter to most people.

This is the first time we’ve been able to see the Galaxy S9 from a lower angle in a leak. Here, we see a new kind of slotted speaker port and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The redesign of the speaker port could indicate we might finally see stereo loudspeakers on a Samsung flagship smartphone, which would be a welcome feature – as Samsungs flagship loudspeakers sound average at best.

Until the phone is officially announced, well be keeping you updated on all the leaks leading up to the phones launch on February 25.