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Samsung may launch its PlayGalaxy Link mobile gaming service together with a gaming smartphone

Samsung will most likely launch a gaming smartphone together with the PlayGalaxy Link mobile gaming service. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung will most likely launch a gaming smartphone together with the PlayGalaxy Link mobile gaming service. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Apple already announced its Apple Arcade gaming service, and Samsung clearly does not want to miss on this big opportunity, as the gaming industry is enticed by streaming services like the Google Stadia. Samsung's upcoming PlayGalaxy Link service should be announced soon, and rumor has it that the Korean giant could also launch a gaming smartphone along with it.

The ever-improving mobile SoCs threaten to soon rival the performance of mid-range PCs for a fraction of the price, and the emerging mobile game industry speaks for itself when it comes to potential profits. Even Blizzard acknowledged the colossal potential of mobile gaming when it announced Diablo Immortal last year. With Google already set to bring PC-grade games to mobile devices via its Stadia streaming platform, and Apple announcing that its own Apple Arcade online gaming service is scheduled to launch later this year, it comes as no surprise to see Samsung preparing to launch a similar gaming service, which could also bring a specialized gaming smartphone.

According to LetsGoDigital, Samsung’s trademark for a GalaxyPlay Link service was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office on April 23. The service description includes terms such as “downloadable game application software, providing online augmented reality games, gaming services, online computer game tournaments etc.”

Samsung already has a cloud-gaming service developed in collaboration with Finnish company Hatch, but this is specifically designed to work on the South Korean 5G networks. The PlayGalaxy Link service could very well be an extension of this service for the US and EU regions.

Together with the new service, Samsung is rumored to launch a gaming smartphone, and LetsGoDigital believes this could be the upcoming Galaxy A90 model, as it is already mentioned in the list of compatible devices for the Asphalt 9: Legends game.

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The USPTO file (Source: LetsGoDigital)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-04-29 (Update: 2019-04-29)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.