Fortnite for Android launches in August exclusively on Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Fortnite for Android launches in August exclusively on Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Epic Games is already making a bucketload of money with Fortnite for iOS, but there will be more money to make once the game lands on Android. The latest forecasts claim Epic Games rakes in around $2 million each day thanks to the iOS version of their highly successful game.

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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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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29 Comments

1. boriqua2000

Posts: 244; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I guess anything can be called a gaming phone

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7037; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Hey if they can call a low resolution iPhone 8 a gaming phone, then anything can be a gaming phone.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

First off nobody calls the iPhone 8 a gaming phone lol. Second off why even bring up the iPhone here at all?

21. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1314; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

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.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That is a possibility, and will reduce lags and frame drops on games but it will take a toll on the battery life.

12. sirohunter

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Even though it has low resolution it will run any game better than most of the phones...

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You gave an answer to why it's running better. Read Low resolution.

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yet it performs better in the off-screen benchmarks (where resolution doesn't matter) as well.

24. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

yes it has 20 fps

13. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hope note 9 can run the game without framedrop like iPhone lol.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's likely impossible. I expect a 30FPS framecap to be implemented.

26. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And not as smooth as iPhone.

2. peace247 unregistered

pubg ftw

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Don’t let anyone throw a disco grenade at you, your battery will explode.

28. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Why are people still using this insult? It's been 2 years. I don't see you making jokes about an iPhone 5 that forced a plane to make an emergency landing less than a week ago because it exploded.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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.

25. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Do not worry, the Xperia have more FPS than iPhone and with rescaled to 4k and HDR

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 920; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Is it just me or would the Note 9 buyers be the wrong target audience?

6. DolmioMan

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Perfect audience, the majority of Note 9 buyers will be 15 year old virgins.

10. Chris_ABN

Posts: 189; Member since: May 16, 2018

Or 30 year old virgins living with they're parents.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"...living with they are parents". Don't make sense. "their parents.

11. Blazers

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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.

17. DolmioMan

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

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.

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Excuse me? He is making huge assumptions based on which smartphone they use? "the majority of Note 9 buyers will be 15 year old virgins" Pot meet kettle ;)

27. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

High iQ people use iPhone.

14. talon95

Posts: 990; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

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.

16. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Wide audience? Note is for small minority and always been and always will, sales numbers proves it very well.

7. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Lagnite

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol! Note 9 users will be the beta testers!

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