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With our smartphones becoming increasingly powerful, the kind of applications we can run on them is becoming more sophisticated. And one of those applications that have taken a relatively huge leap in progress is gaming. We now have mobile games that showcase impressive visuals and fidelity given the hardware specs of our smartphones.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra aims to provide you with the best mobile gaming experience by allowing you to either game on the go or use a dock to get a console gaming-like experience. Here’s how the Galaxy S23 Ultra provides an immersive mobile gaming experience in each of those settings.
Gaming on the go
When it comes to gaming on the go, there are a couple of things that add up to deliver a great experience, starting with the display. A sharp, vibrant, and colourful display can bring a game to life. But the size of the display is just as important to give the contents of the game enough room to spread out while also accommodating your fingers without blocking that content.
As such you’ll find a gorgeous and ginormous 6.8-inch AMOLED panel with a 1440p resolution, a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 1,750 nits of peak brightness on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. That peak brightness value is essential when you’re gaming at a park during the day as the contents on the screen remain just as vivid as it does indoors.
Audio is another aspect that adds to the overall immersion of the game and the Galaxy S23 Ultra packs stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos. Crank up the volume and enjoy the big sound that comes out of these speakers.
Samsung’s Game Launcher software provides useful features that enhance your gaming experience. Here, you can lock the navigation keys to avoid accidentally closing the game and pin apps to the pop-up panel to quickly open, for example, the web browser to get tips. If you want to game without distractions, you can opt to turn off notifications as well.
Last but not least, the thing that determines how long you can enjoy your games is the battery. Packing a 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy S23 Ultra can provide enough game time to satisfy most gamers.
Console gaming-like experience with a dock
At home, you might want to kick back with a controller in your hands and enjoy your game on a larger screen like what you get on a gaming console. Here’s where Galaxy S23 Ultra provides a similar experience thanks to Samsung Dex. All you need is a USB C hub with HDMI out and USB Power Delivery (PD) passthrough, a 25W or higher PD charger, and a compatible game controller.
Plug in the HDMI cable from your TV or monitor to the USB C hub along with the USB C power cable from the PD charger. Next, connect the USB C hub to the charging port on the Galaxy S23 Ultra and you should see Samsung Dex launch on your external display.
At this point, the phone will also be actively charging thanks to the USB PD passthrough on the hub, and you can turn it off once the phone is fully charged. The great thing about using a USB C hub is that you can plug in a dongle for a wireless mouse and use it to navigate the Dex UI from the comfort of your seat.
Now, all that’s left to do is to pair your controller to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, launch a supported game like Fortnite Battle Royale, and enjoy a console gaming-like experience with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Moreover, Fortnite Battle Royale even has haptic vibration support for selected controllers, so the controller will vibrate, for example, when you get shot at in the game.
Regardless of whether you’re gaming on the go or have the phone docked at home, the Galaxy S23 Ultra delivers high performance gaming thanks to the most powerful chipset Qualcomm has made to date – the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy.
Its 8-core Kryo CPU now has an even higher clocked Cortex-X3 prime core, running at a 3.36GHz, up from 3.2GHz on the vanilla variant and the Adreno 740 GPU gets a bump to 719MHz. Cooling this power is a vapour chamber with a heat dissipation area that’s 2.7x larger than its predecessor.
To not bottleneck the processor, Samsung has fitted the Galaxy S23 Ultra with faster LPDDR5X RAM running at 8.5Gbps and UFS 4.0 storage. All these specs come together to provide one of the best gaming performances you can experience on a smartphone today.
Get to know the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and its siblings, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ at the Samsung E-Store, or visit the nearest Samsung Experience Store or Samsung Authorized Dealers.