Free V-Bucks, skins and Fortnite on Android debut, are you getting the Note 9?

Free V-Bucks, skins and Fortnite on Android debut, are you getting the Note 9?
On Monday, we got a tip from a carrier employee who claimed that Samsung reps have detailed the Galaxy Note 9 selling points to them, and a chief one has been its gaming prowess, advertised by the release debut of Fortnite Mobile on Android. Here's the exact scoop, spelling and all:


We didn't think much of it, as we get such claims by the boatloads, and it's hard to corroborate from at least two independent sources every time. Fast forward a few days, however, and there have been separate reports confirming that Fortnite on Android will launch exclusively on the Note 9, and stay there for a certain period. Moreover, the part where Fortnite Mobile on the Note 9 will work with the Samsung DeX docking solution, which will now be built in, instead of requiring a DeX Pad or DeX Station to work, was also confirmed.

The part with the dedicated GPU is still a bit murky, as Samsung's rumored groundbreaking graphics chip for mobile is not expected to make a cameo before the Galaxy S10, and only on the Exynos models. Qualcomm, however, was recently tipped to announce Adreno Turbo technology, similar to the one Huawei announced for its Kirin chipsets not long ago, which would allow existing embedded graphics in Snapdragon processors to receive a driver boost that will increase performance but keep power consumption under wraps (why hasn't this instruction update been there in the first place remains to be heard).

Long story short, Samsung will apparently be trying to set the Note 9 apart with as a gaming phone this time and is not sparing partnership money to do it. This is why we wanted to ask you if the exclusive Fortnite Mobile, free V-Bucks and skins, upgraded graphics and easier game streaming that are coming with the Note 9, will entice you better to buy the phone that is reported to cost close to a grand again.

Free V-Bucks, skins and Fortnite on Android debut, are you getting the Note 9?

Oh, yeah, baby!
45.69%
Still nope
54.31%

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not a gamer, so no real incentive. The big battery is a selling point. No in display FPS and no front facing stereo speakers are points against. It depends on what kind of deal they offer. My Note 8 will still be as good or better than anything else coming out.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well I, for one, don't listen to music or play games with the external speaker on. I always have an earphone to deal with music and SFX. In-display FPS isn't really kicking off at the moment and it is still a tad bit slower than a dedicated FPS, so for me that's still fine. The rest of the specifications and features will have to be argued after the official release. And I don't think the s-pen button mapped for gaming is practical (in case the rumour come true).

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Is it not better to wait a fraction of a second more to unlock the phone, using a slower fp sensor, and to gain convenience rather than having the fp on the worse possible spot?

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I was talking about FPS in general...not the position, sorry, didn't mention that.

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A slow fps on the front of the phone (a good slow fps, like the one in 5s for instance) is better than the fastest fps on the back - which, I'll say it every time I have the chance, is the worse place to place a fps.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

FPS on the back is fine, just not in the position the S8 and Note 8 had it. That was just dumb. It needs to be centered and not next to the camera. I've had other phones with it on the back, and it's never been any more inconvenient than in the home button.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have a phone with fps on the back and I know it's not fine; it's not even "meh", it's the worse spot to have it. Given the fact that home buttons are starting to disappear, there's no place for it in there either. Face unlock is ok, but I'm not a fan (especially when there is only one face that can open a phone). I (this is a personal preference) am looking forward to fps under the display (of a phone I could get: A, S, H, N, H).

18. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its the best spot to have it. Center of the back is perfect. Every single time i pick up and hold my cell, my index finger tip is on the back. Every time. Phone is basically already unlocked by the time i look at it. Fps center of back for your index finger is the exact same level of convenience as lower half of front for thumb unless you have foot shaped hands. Or tiny elf hands.

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You are absolutely right: the back is the best worst place to have a fps. No place can be called the best worst place than the back. And that is because humans are visual animals.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The difference in speed between current in display FPS and dedicated is barely noticeable, if at all. I do listen to music and video without headphones, especially if I'm showing a video to someone else or a group of people.

2. surethom

Posts: 1610; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No, the Note is just way to big.

3. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

for those who rocking note 8 this phone is not so attractive imo but ppl like me ( C5 owner ) its super phone

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Still no, even without the Fortnite exclusive.

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

A mobile game will never be the reason I pick one device over another.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

f**k I hope OEM timed exclusive games dont become a thing Mobile gaming is end enough

8. boriqua2000

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Can't wait to see how fortnite looks on the ASUS ROG phone. no to note

11. cmdacos

Posts: 3870; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Absolutely getting the Note 9 but has zero to do with Fortnite. Tried several times to get into it on ps4 but it's horrible

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yes, but not cause of the crap mentioned in this poll.

17. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Never at launch, I'd rather wait 6 months or so later.

20. erios65

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 27, 2018

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