GameDriver: Samsung unveils an application to optimize games on its phones

Samsung has just released a brand new app that is supposed to improve mobile gaming. For the moment available on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20, it allows you to keep your phone up to date and optimize compatible games.

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The Galaxy S20 +. Credits: PhonAndroid

Smartphone gaming has become a selling point and some manufacturers, such as Asus or Xiaomi, are even betting on this trend to create smartphones for gamers. Samsung does not take this path, but focuses its communication on its already existing flagship. This year, the Korean manufacturer has for example put the game forward for its Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. He goes today further with GameDriver.

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This new app is only available for the Galaxy S20, S20 +, S20 Ultra, S20 Fan Edition, Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. It offers to optimize the performance for the gaming part of your Galaxy. Indeed, once installed, it allows Samsung to automatically deploy drivers for the GPU of your smartphone without going through Android. Note that the thing works for Galaxy with SoC Exynos and Snapdragon. Not jealous. Samsung’s other flagships, such as the Z Fold 2, are not yet supported, but the company has indicated that other mobiles will be affected in the future.

Three games compatible for now

This application also helps to optimize the supported games and will keep them constantly up to date. Samsung has not communicated in detail on the matter, but we can imagine titles that fully exploit the 120 Hz screen of the S20, for example. For now, only three are supported by the application: Call of Duty Mobile, Black Desert Online as well as Fortnite. More will arrive in the future, but Samsung hasn’t said more either.

In any case, the application is now available on the PlayStore. It will not be visible only if you have an affected smartphone. We will of course try the thing on our side to see the notable changes made by GameDriver. As a reminder, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S21 next month and we can assume that GameDriver could be installed by default on this new flagship.