Fortnite for Android launches in August exclusively on Samsung Galaxy Note 9
by Cosmin Vasile / Jul 26, 2018, 1:06 PM
But when exactly is Fortnite coming to Android? That's a question that Epic Games could have answered a long time ago, but it looks like there's a reason behind the studios' complete silence on the matter.
Sources familiar with the developer's plans claim Fortnite for Android will be launched at the same time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. In case you're wondering why Epic Games have decided to release the Android version of Fortnite on the same day that Samsung's flagship goes official, here is the simple explanation.
Samsung and Epic Games have partnered for the release of Fortnite for Android, which basically means that the game will be exclusively available on the Galaxy Note 9. Obviously, we're talking about a time-limited exclusivity contract, which, according to the same sources, will expire after 30 days.
Another interesting piece of information reveals some of Samsung's plans regarding the Galaxy Note 9, as the phablet will be advertised as a gaming phone. In that regard, the S Pen will feature some sort of integration for Fortnite, which will allow players to use it for shooting or aiming.
So, if you don't plan to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but want to play Fortnite on your Android smartphone, you'll probably have to wait until September when the time-limited exclusivity contract is supposed to expire.
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I guess anything can be called a gaming phone
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 1:10 PM 2
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Hey if they can call a low resolution iPhone 8 a gaming phone, then anything can be a gaming phone.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 2:03 PM 16
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I'm pretty sure Apple has been trying to get people to think of it as a gaming phone since infinity blade and possibly earlier. I personally think that no phone can be called a gaming phone, not even the razor phone. Maybe once phones have some dedicated vram they will be gaming phones.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 10:26 PM 2
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Don’t let anyone throw a disco grenade at you, your battery will explode.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 1:12 PM 4
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Pubg might be the better of the two games in play fluidity/experience. Pubg plays decent enough on old tablets now. I wonder if Fortnite will be optimized as well across varying old an new andoid soc, not so much really is my guess. They want monetary payback not acceptance it seems IDK. Waiting to see what pans out in Sept or so.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 1:14 PM 2
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Is it just me or would the Note 9 buyers be the wrong target audience?
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 1:28 PM 2
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Perfect audience, the majority of Note 9 buyers will be 15 year old virgins.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 1:35 PM 7
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Those guys will grow up to be successful and productive members of society, while the sexually active teen will end up with kids before they're even out of highschool, and be saddled with child support payments before he even lands a job.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 3:28 PM 4
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Lmao you don’t know that. I know plenty of people who haven’t had kids yet but aren’t productive members of society at all and vice versa. You’re making huge assumptions here based on which smartphone they choose.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 5:26 PM 0
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The Note has a wide audience. From parents with kids who love to color, to the art lovers, old people who need a big screen to see text, and gamers who need a big screen with good resolution and space for thumb sticks. I don't know why people talk trash, just goes to show they don't really think before they speak. At least you asked a reasonable question, while the rest of them are just trolls.
posted on Jul 26, 2018, 4:04 PM 2
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