Getting Started: How to Use Samsung DeX with RAM® MountsBy RAM Mounts
November 19, 2020
As we all know by now, our phones are our lives. So much so that it perfectly blends our personal lives with our work lives, like colored paint with a paint brush. Samsung now wields a new kind of paint brush, called Samsung DeX. A new blend that consists of phones and external devices to centralize your workflow into one device. How does RAM® Mounts support Samsung DeX? First, let’s understand how DeX works.
What is Samsung DeX?
Samsung DeX is a new software platform used for mobile-powered desktop computing that allows you to turn your phone into a work-ready PC. With the help of an external monitor, the DeX platform can mirror programs and access files from a Samsung phone.
DeX runs on all of Samsung’s flagship smartphones introduced since 2017, including the Galaxy S8/S8+, Note8, S9/S9+, Note9, S10e/S10/S10+, Note10/10+, S20/S20+/S20 Ultra , Note20/Note20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Fold2. DeX is also available on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S7 and the rugged Tab Active Pro, where it can be used directly on the tablet screen with a keyboard case, or on a connected monitor with an external keyboard and mouse.
How Does RAM® Mounts Support Samsung DeX?
RAM® Mounts supports Samsung DeX by manufacturing and assembling mobile workstations that enable the software platform to work out in the field. With over 5,000 different components RAM® offers, mobile workstations can be customized to fit the needs of any given business.
Start by assessing the need for Samsung DeX In-vehicle and determine which vehicle(s) will need a mobile workstation. RAM® No-Drill™ vehicle mounts provide the foundation of the mounting solution by installing directly under the passenger side seat, no drilling necessary. From there, the real fun begins with adding various combinations of tablet mounts, brackets, peripherals, power accessories, and a mount for the Samsung phone.
Tablets are used as an extension of your workflow. Work files can be stored on your phone while out in the field, and can then be transferred onto your tablet when you’re back in your mobile office. If you are using a Galaxy tablet for your Samsung DeX setup, RAM® offers multi-variant powered and non-powered cradles. RAM®’s Tab Active-supported cradles have integrated pogo pins that match the devices pogo pads for continuous charging and data sync capabilities. Other variants include mUSB, Type C and dual USB connectors so each customer gets the support they really need.
DeX is made possible by the Samsung devices Type-C connector and a GDS® DeX capable hub to convert to HDMI output for external monitor. For a more seamless workflow and easier usability, try RAM®’s GDS® Tech™ line of products integrating GDS® Technology™ and IntelliSkin®. This combination works using an IntelliSkin®-wrapped Samsung phone and GDS® phone dock, so the DeX connection starts when you simply dock your phone—no cords necessary.
The Turnkey DeX Solution
Of course, RAM® Mounts offers a turnkey solution to Samsung DeX In-vehicle with the GDS® Ecosystem™ Bundle. Comprised of a full 13.3″ touchscreen monitor, keyboard, phone mount, vehicle base and proper cables the GDS® Ecosystem™ Bundle is an instant mobile workstation—all you need is your Samsung phone. The RAM® No-Drill™ vehicle base is a universal base for a wide variety of vehicles as opposed to our vehicle-specific custom bases. For those looking for a get-it-and-go mobile workstation, the GDS® Ecosystem™ bundle makes it easy to start using Samsung DeX in your vehicle instantly with no hassle and an easy install.
This bundle also offers a way for the customer to work backwards from what a mobile workstation can be and what it can look like inside the vehicle. Although this mounting solution still offers plenty of visibility out of the drivers windshield and space for a passenger, some may want a more low-profile solution. Thankfully, RAM Mounts are highly adjustable and modular, so you can swap the monitor for your a tablet holder, or ditch the keyboard to add a printer mount. Whatever the case may be, RAM® Mounts are always customizable to fit your needs.
All information provided by Samsung and RAM® Mounts representatives.
What is Samsung DeX?
Samsung DeX is new software platform used for mobile-powered desktop computing that allows you to turn your phone into work-ready PC. With the help of an external monitor, the DeX platform can mirror programs and access files from a Samsung phone.
Who uses Samsung DeX?
Typically, Samsung DeX is used by the field-service industry, or anyone who works on the road.
Which phones support Samsung DeX?
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+
Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note9
Samsung Galaxy Note10/Note10+
Samsung Galaxy Note20/Note20+/Note20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Which tablets support Samsung DeX?
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3
Can Samsung DeX work wirelessly?
Yes, Samsung DeX can work wirelessly with Samsung’s new M Series smart monitor.
Which mounts support Samsung DeX?
Any RAM® Mount, GDS® Tech™ or IntelliSkin® product for the compatible Samsung devices will support Samsung DeX. As long as the proper HDMI connection is valid between the phone and the display, any mounting configuration RAM® offers will support the platform.
How does Samsung DeX work with the RAM Mounts system?
RAM® Mounts supports Samsung DeX by manufacturing and assembling mobile workstations that enable the software platform to work out in the field. People who work on the go need a work station to neatly organize their work files and devices in one central hub. RAM Mounts offers this hub to mount your devices, deliver power and keep DeX connected—all while maintaining a hands-free environment while driving.
What is the best mount for Samsung DeX?
The best mount for Samsung DeX is the GDS® Ecosystem Bundle. It offers both a turnkey mounting solution and a way to determine how a mobile workstation should be set up.
How do I set up Samsung DeX in my vehicle?
You will need a power supply, external display, mounts for the display and the phone powering Samsung DeX. Any products needed to setup DeX in-vehicle can be found on rammount.com
Does Samsung DeX work with IntelliSkin®?
Yes, Samsung DeX works with IntelliSkin®. Certain models and carrier versions of Samsung headsets may interfere with the connection, however.
Does Samsung DeX work without a dock?
Yes, Samsung DeX will work without a dock in an office setting. For mobile work settings we recommend using our docks to keep the driver safe
Does Samsung DeX work without a keyboard?
Although not preferred, Samsung DeX will work without a keyboard if it is a touchscreen display.