Vulkan to Supercharge Gaming on Galaxy Note 7; Here’s All Vulkan-ready Titles You Get for Free
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 packs a punch featuring several upgrades over the predecessor from a faster processor to a better GPU. The phablet includes a number of unique features such as an iris scanner which allows you to unlock the phone with your eyes, a waterproof S Pen stylus to make GIFs, and a series of security-focused features.
Not only this but the Galaxy Note 7 is a gaming superpower, too. The new flagship supports HDR and Vulkan API–a software that promises to bolster your game’s graphics and playing performance.
Developed by Khronos Group, Vulkan is a low-level graphics and compute API that offers an updated and more adept way for dealing with multi-core mobile processors. This results in bringing “more robust and responsive performance and power efficiency to gaming” on mobile devices, Samsung noted in a press release back in June.
The South Korean electronics giant demonstrated the benefits of the Vulkan API at this year’s E3 event by showcasing three cutting-edge games based on the Vulkan API.
To experience the more immersive gaming with the newly announced Galaxy S7’s Vulkan abilities, Samsung and Google are offering the Galaxy Game Pack. This is a package of more than $400 worth of titles and in-app-purchases in the Google Play Store. Below is a full list of games:
- Need for Speed No Limits
- Olympus Rising
- Nonstop Knight
- Empire: Four Kingdoms
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
- MARVEL Contest of Champions
- Asphalt 8: Airborne
- Hungry Shark World
- Angry Birds Pop Bubble Shooter
- Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes
- Sims City Free Play
- Clash of Kings
Only the first four games on this list, Need for Speed No Limits, Hit, Vainglory, and Olympus Rising, will be able to actually take advantage of the Vulkan API. Samsung is hoping that more developers will exploit the tech and bring games developed on non-phone platforms to Vulkan-capable mobiles.