Playing pokies or games on mobile is now a trend. All the online casinos, lottery sites or gaming websites have optimized their games for mobile play. Seeing the popularity of mobile gaming, various telecom and smartphone manufactures started introducing their game apps and online gaming services. Big brands like Apple introduced the Apple Arcade online gaming service in 2019 with the unlimited gaming subscription. Samsung is not far behind and it unveiled its new PlayGalaxy Link platform, which makes it possible to play online games via your Galaxy smartphone or tablet.
Samsung filed a trademark in America with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for the name PlayGalaxy link. The trademark was published on 26 April 2019 in the trademark database of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).
The trademark is categorized as Class 9 and 41 and has an extensive description; smartphones; downloadable game software, service for online game tournaments, service for playing online Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality games service accessible for mobile devices.
Later in August 2019 it was announced that Samsung had found a partner in the Finnish company Hatch, a subsidiary of Rovio Entertainment, the makers of Angry Birds. Together they have launched a new 5G cloud gaming service in Korea. Also those who buy the Galaxy S10 5G will receive a free three-month Hatch Premium as a gift.
The Korean manufacturer also release a gaming smartphone which it had been talked about for some time that Samsung is developing a Galaxy device that is focused on gaming, which will probably be accommodated within the Galaxy A series like the Samsung Galaxy A90 as it is already mentioned at the bottom of the webpage for compatible devices for the new game Asphalt 9: Legends.
Unlike Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Google Stadia, Samsung PlayGalaxy Link is not a cloud game streaming service. Instead, it will allow Samsung smartphone owners to stream their PC games while on the go. Imagine you are playing a game on your PC, you can pick up where you left off and continue the game on Samsung smartphone with no need for local storage. The Samsung’s P2P gaming service, PlayGalaxy Link, enables streaming of games.
PlayGalaxy Link will go hand-in-hand with the Galaxy Note 10‘s Game Booster feature, which leverages AI to optimize performance and power consumption depending on the game. Overall, PlayGalaxy Link sounds similar to Valve’s Steam Link, another PC-to-mobile game streaming service which is available on both Android and iOS.
The Galaxy Note 10
The 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 offers the S-Pen experience in a relatively compact form factor, while the 6.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ carries on the tradition of the Note family by being the biggest Galaxy Note display till date. The new Galaxy Note phones succeed Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 that was launched in 2018 with a 6.4-inch screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 plus share a lot of specifications, while the display, battery size, as well as the RAM and internal storage capacities on offer are different. The Galaxy Note 10 sports a 2280×1080 pixels 401ppi display while the one of the bigger Galaxy Note 10+ is a 498ppi 3040×1440 pixels resolution display. Both are Dynamic AMOLED panels with support for HDR10+ and dynamic tone mapping.
The Galaxy Note 10 will be available in a single 8GB RAM and 256GB storage LTE variant in international markets, with Samsung’s home market also getting a 5G variant, which will pack 12GB of RAM. There’s no microSD card slot on the Galaxy Note 10.
The Galaxy Note 10 plus which does have a microSD card with support for cards up to 1TB capacity packs 12GB of RAM by default with a choice of 256GB and 512GB of built-in storage. Once again, there will be a 5G variant of the phone in South Korea.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 is available in Auro Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black colours. The Galaxy Note 10, which packs a 3,500mAh battery, will also be available in Red and Pink colour options, while the bigger Galaxy Note 10 plus which sports a 4,300mAh battery, is available in a Blue colour option.