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 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17417; 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: 4769; 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).

14. tedkord

Posts: 17417; 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: 1722; 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Still no, even without the Fortnite exclusive.

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; 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: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

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

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; 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: 196; 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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