Microsoft’s Xbox One will soon be getting a major upgrade from the original Xbox, but the company is taking it one step further and launching a new flagship smartphone from Samsung.
The Xbox One is getting a new 5.5-inch display with an all-glass design and a Snapdragon 835 processor, while Samsung is bringing its Galaxy S8 to the table with a 4.7-inch screen and a Quad HD display.
Microsoft’s newest flagship is a bit of a surprise for some gamers who have been clamoring for a new console from Microsoft.
The Xbox One was initially slated for a Q4 launch, but it has been delayed until Q1 of 2018.
Samsung is offering the Galaxy S6 Edge+ for a $299 price tag, and the Galaxy Note8 is also on sale for $249.
Samsung is offering a $300 phone with a 1080p screen and Snapdragon 830 chipset.
The Galaxy S9 Plus is also getting an upgrade with a Snapdragon 820 chipset.
The new Xbox One features a Snapdragon 615 CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is getting an update with a Quad RAM Snapdragon 841.
Microsoft will also be giving gamers access to Xbox Live Gold, a program that lets gamers stream games and apps from other online services, and Xbox Live Indie, which allows gamers to play games and compete against other gamers on the same Xbox.
Microsoft will also offer the Xbox One for $399.