Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra May Support Microsoft xCloud Cloud Gaming Service

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In the last few years, we’ve seen the smartphone gaming scene develop rapidly. Not only have we seen gaming-centric smartphones crop up in the last few years, we’ve even seen mobile gaming tournaments around the world. Now, a new report by WinFuture suggests that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be optimized to stream Xbox games via xCloud.

This new reported development suggests that both Samsung & Microsoft have further strengthened their relationship after their initial tie-up for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series last year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be available in Mystic Bronze & Mystic Black. (Image Credits: WinFuture)

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This new partnership will make the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 the first smartphone to have support for Project xCloud which will allow users to play games via online streaming (similar to Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce Now). According to the report, more than 90 games will be available at the time of launch.

Notably, this will fill the void that Samsung’s PlayGalaxy Link cloud gaming service left which shut down earlier this year. Also, this won’t be the first time we see Samsung bring about some sort of an exclusive/first to their flagship device. Fortnite for Android debuted on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 series and was exclusive to a handful of other Samsung devices for a brief period of time before it was available for other phones.

The report also details on some other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, some notable features being – a 120Hz display, 108MP camera, Corning Gorilla Glass 7, and an S-Pen with improved functionality.

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The S-Pen, the mainstay of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, is now getting better with a reported latency of 9ms. In terms of new features, we’ve seen that the S-Pen can now also be used as an on-screen pointer.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will be launched at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 5 where we’re also expected to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, the Samsung Galaxy Live TWS, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. While we’re not sure if we’ll see that latter bunch of devices, the Note 20 series and the Fold 2 will most likely be announced at the event.


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