[In-Depth Look] Taking Mobile Gaming to an Entirely New Level: The New Gaming Features of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

on February 22, 2016
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As smartphones grow ever more integrated into our lives, people expect to be able to use their phones for a wider variety of activities and experiences, such as playing games. And, as the performance of mobile devices continues to improve, more and more users are able to do so like never before.


The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, however, take mobile gaming to an entirely new level. With their optimized hardware, enhanced UX and Vulkan API, these smartphones have finally become full-fledged gaming machines, able to handle the toughest of specs. And with the new Game Launcher app, people now have the ability to simultaneously take control of their phones and maximize the gaming experience.



Optimized for Better Performance

With a more than 30 percent faster CPU speed,  a more than 60 percent faster GPU speed and 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have the power needed to satisfy the most demanding players, in the most intense games. With a very thin thermal spreader cooling system, these phones can run fast and cool.



The result is smoother graphics and longer playing times, as the entire phone is optimized to maximize the gaming experience. And now that these new Galaxy devices both have bigger batteries—3,000 mAh for the Galaxy S7 and 3,600 mAh for the Galaxy S7 edge—users have the power to keep on playing for longer than ever.




Game Launcher is a Game Changer

With the unveiling of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung is also launching a new, pre-loaded gaming app called Game Launcher. Equipped with a varied suite of tools, Game Launcher aims to make gaming even more fun and convenient on your mobile device.


Game Launcher allows you to maximize game-playing time through instant downloads, shortcuts and power-saving options. You can also turn off all your notifications while you’re playing to ensure you never get interrupted at a key point in the game. You can lock the Recent and Back keys, so you don’t accidently exit a game during a particularly frenetic part of the adventure. In addition, you can take screenshots, record your game, scores and rankings, and share them with your friends. With Game Launcher, the way you play will never be the same again.



Vulkan API Boosts Gaming Efficiency

Samsung’s latest advances in graphics set a new industry standard, as well. That’s because the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the first smartphones to utilize Vulkan: the next generation graphics API. With Vulkan’s focus on handling 3D graphics and games, it helps deliver higher performance while distributing the workload among multiple CPUs. In short, you can play all your favorite graphics-intensive games for even longer.



Games and Game Pads Put Users in Control

To show its commitment to offering the very best and most dynamic mobile gaming experience, Samsung took things one step further by giving Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners access to the Galaxy Game Pack, an exclusive package offering unique and exclusive in-game benefits. Packed with loads of some of the world’s most loved games from companies such as EA, Blizzard, Gameloft and KABAM, the package is worth over $200 US in value. All benefits are available via Samsung’s Galaxy App Store.


Users can get the most out of these games with optional Game Pads such as the Micro C.T.R.L.r, a compact, Bluetooth-connected controller optimized for smartphones; S.U.R.F.r, which boasts true gamepad controls with features specific to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge; and Gamevice Controller, which allows for undetectable latency in gameplay due to its direct connection.


Micro C.T.R.L.r






Gamevice Controller



Because the gaming experience is so important to so many people, Samsung is committed to making the best mobile devices for gaming on the market. The result is the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, two mobile devices that clearly put consumers first for an unparalleled gaming experience.


*All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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