In the U.S. Samsung has confirmed that the PC-like workstation dock is set to go on sale for $99 USD ($125 CAD) on May 13th, with pre-orders being available right now on Samsung.com. All Galaxy S9 or S9+ orders also come with a free DeX Pad right now.
In Canada though, it’s still unclear when the DeX Pad is arriving north of the U.S. border. The accessory isn’t listed on Samsung’s web store, with last year’s DeX Docking showing up at a price of $99 in its place.
In a statement to MobileSyrup, Samsung said the following about the DeX Pad making its way to Canada:
The DeX Pad, unlike the DeX Dock, can be used as both a trackpad and a keyboard when connected to an external display. The S9 also supports external displays up to a 2K resolution.
Samsung further claims that it now has between 30 and 40 partners working on DeX-optimized applications, including Final Fantasy XV, Microsoft Office and most Adobe apps.