As smartphones become more powerful, people want to get things done more easily and efficiently on the go. The biggest obstacle to mobile devices, however, is the smaller screen size. While you don’t want to run full-featured desktop apps on your phone, tasks such as document editing, image/video editing, and more can benefit from a larger screen interface.
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The good news is that Samsung and LG are both considering portable display accessories for smartphones, according to media outlets such as XDA-Developers and South Korea’s ETNews. Of course, this is not the first time we have heard of such a vision.
Previously, manufacturers such as HP and Asus have offered external display accessories such as the EliteDisplay S14 and ZenScreen Touch for laptops, which support connectivity to some Android mobile devices.
With the introduction of features such as desktop mode and Samsung DeX in Android 10, the user experience on large devices can be greatly improved. Samsung and LG are also reported to be mulling such portable displays.
The portable display has a lightweight, portable design that supports easy-to-use wired or wireless connectivity. Unlike old accessories from HP and Asus, the device even has a built-in battery that works with out of the external power supply.
The Samsung side or the new device, known as the DexBook, is said to have a 10,000 mAh battery and weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lb).
The LG, which may be called Cloud Top, has a 5000 mAh battery and weighs less than 600 grams (1.1 pounds).
They are all expected to feature 14.1-inch FHD panels and are expected to sell for between $340 and $420 (2373 to 2931 RMB). If the news is true, it is expected to exit sometime in the second quarter of this year.