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Get 3 Free Months Of Game Pass Ultimate With Samsung Note 20 Pre-Order
Samsung and Microsoft are partnering to make the new Note 20 and Tab S7 tablet a prime destination for streaming Xbox games via xCloud.
Microsoft is launching the full array of xCloud services on Android next month, and Samsung is having a neat promotion for the upcoming Note 20 smartphone and Galaxy Tab S7 tablet. Pre-orders for either device get $150 in Samsung credit while supplies last. You can then apply that credit to a new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Bundle, immediately opening the door for streaming Xbox games on new Samsung devices starting September 15.
The deal was announced during Samsung's latest Unpacked event and reported by our sister site CNET. The Note 20 is available to pre-order now at Best Buy and Samsung. The Galaxy Tab S7 releases later this year. Note 20 pre-orders come with $100 in Samsung credit, while Note 20 Ultra pre-orders come with $150. You can then put that credit toward the Game Pass bundle (valued at $115), which includes three months of Game Pass Ultimate and an Xbox controller. It's important to note that the bundle is only available to new Game Pass subscribers.
The Note 20 retails for $1,000, while a more powerful Note 20 Ultra 5G costs $1,300. If you pre-order at Best Buy, you could save up to $700 on your purchase depending on which device you trade in. The Galaxy Tab S7's price starts at $649, and a beefier S7+ will be available starting at $849. For more information on Galaxy Note 20 pre-orders, check out CNET's pre-order guide.
Microsoft recently announced that its Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which normally costs $15/month, will begin including xCloud streaming integration at launch on September 15. Though Microsoft hasn't unveiled the full list of games available to stream at launch, it will be more than 100 and includes Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, and plenty more popular Xbox One titles. Microsoft also unveiled new xCloud accessories recently, including multiple controllers.
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