Samsung Is Working On Discord For Its Phones To Allow Chat With Friends While Mobile Gaming

Samsung at its Unpacked event today revealed that popular gaming chat app Discord will be integrated into Samsung’s Game Launcher, allowing users to chat with their established Discord communities while gaming on the go.

The move comes amid an arms race among smartphone makers to make the best smartphone for gamers, with recent competitors to Samsung’s phones being the Black Shark 2 and the Asus ROG Phone II. Mobile gaming continues to be an extremely lucrative market and since the Fortnite phenomenon, hardcore games have become an ever more serious business there: PUBG Mobile, reportedly the world’s highest-grossing game, has more than 100 million players and brought in more than $146 million in May.

Samsung’s partnership with Discord gives gamers a strong reason to pick up Galaxy devices over others so they can chat with their friends and communities already on Discord.