Samsung's new Galaxy flagships – S7 and S7 Edge – bundle a host of enhanced gaming features. The devices pack new apps and features tailored for mobile gamers, along with upgrades in the existing game specifications to deliver the best gaming experience.
Samsung launched a Task Force Team (TTT) that comprised of experts from different groups across the company, solely dedicated to gaming in 2015. The team used its expertise to bolster the S7 and S7 Edge with specialised features for mobile games.
Gaming features you must know
A couple of notable gaming features of the new Galaxy smartphones are Game Launcher and Game Tools. The Game Launcher displays every mobile game related feature on the screen, and Game Tools offers on-screen buttons for game-related functions.
The two apps are not activated by default on the S7 series. You can activate them by going to Settings>> Useful features>> Game.
Another feature you can get the most out of is "Do not disturb" for Game Launcher which has received a pretty positive response from gamers. When the "Do not disturb" feature is activated, the phone blocks calls as well as notifications and disables some basic buttons.
Joon Won Park, senior designer of the TTT said: "Locking the back button during a game may seem insignificant for non-gamers, but for gamers it's a massive change. Every gamer has probably experienced a loss in game progress from an unintentional touch of the back button."
There is also a live-stream feature that records games and offers live-streams through Game Tools. Samsung has also introduced a Galaxy Game Pack that contains more than 40 popular games in the new Galaxy handsets which can be accessed through the Samsung Galaxy App Store.
The devices come with the next-gen graphic API, Vulkan, to run high-specs games. Vulkan is claimed to be the first graphics tool to support desktop, console and mobile through a single API (application programming interface). It reduces the CP workload which in turn reduces the power consumption.
"Although we have the capability in-house to develop the product and service based on the new API, we could more effectively work together with others under the same goal," said principal engineer Ted Choi.