Liquid-cooled Fortnite coming to Honor Note 10 after Galaxy Apps' exclusivity ends

Liquid-cooled Fortnite coming to Honor Note 10 after Galaxy Apps' exclusivity ends
Samsung has somehow managed to rock the mobile gaming world by entering an exclusive partnership with Epic Games, the creators of the Fortnite blockbuster that is still to land a version for Android. The most-anticipated release is, unfortunately, going to also be exclusive - to Samsung phones, that is - and to the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 in particular.

There might be some light at the end of the tunnel for fans of Samsung's Galaxy line, though, as leaked code suggests the game will be available on the Galaxy Apps store at some point, rather than only come preinstalled with the Note 9. Does that mean that S9 or Tab S4 owners will be able to download it as well? That's not clear at this point, as Samsung may simply be providing a way for those who want to play Fortnite to download it on the Note 9 at a later time, instead of gumming up the internal storage from the get-go, as not all S Pen fans are also Fortnite fans, of course.

The Note 9's exclusivity over Fortnite for Android is said to last a reasonable month, but the latest tip says that afterward the game will only trickle down to other Samsung flagships, in the Galaxy S line, and that one will last another 2-3 months, so Samsung will be calling dibs on Fortnite at least until Thanksgiving, it seems.

This ties up with some more tangential evidence about the general release date that we unearthed tucked in the Honor Note 10 sales pitch brochure. The Note 10 is a gaming-oriented phone, too, just like the Note 9 will be, that got released recently. It uses similar extra cooling pipes, and GPU turbo technologies that are said to find their way into the Note 9 for enhanced gaming performance. Huawei even mentions the hours you will be able to play Fortnite and some other games on its new 7-incher with the huge 5000 mAh battery. It looks like Fortnite will be a battery hog, draining the capacity in 4.5 hours, but that's with full-on effects and in HDR screen mode, so your mileage may vary.


In the sales guidelines, Honor mentions that a partnership with Epic Games has provided some exclusive Fortnite gameplay feature on the Note 10 like contextual vibrations and tailored sound effects to guide you better while crushing your opponents, but in a footnote mentions "Q4 2018" as the availability timeframe for those. Thus it's reasonable to guesstimate the general release date of Fortnite for Android to be right in time for the holiday shopping rush.

source: Huawei & XDA-Devs

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29 Comments

1. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Everyone just ditch the crappy Android phones and get an a far superior iPhone. You are all very welcome for that nugget of gold!

3. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Only a person with infinite stupidity like you would buy an iPhone just to play fortnite. We can buy a decent gaming PC at the price of an iPhone X

4. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I didn't buy and iPhone to play Fornite. I hardly play the game on mobile. But the stupidity of your comment shows you are indeed a juvenile delinquent so I'll let it pass. PS - Buy an iPhone :-)

10. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

The comment of your's is for the post about fortnite, so it means you bought an iPhone just to play fortnite.

22. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

WTH are you reading? Nutter!

9. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

So you carry your pc with you? We're talking about smartphones, not pc's. You sound like the traditional Android peasant.

11. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I'm good with PUBG on my android when I'm outside, not having Fortnite on my phone doesn't matter me at all.

23. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

PUBG? LMAO!

29. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

You get killed under a min I guess :D

20. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I’m an iPhone user and Fortnite is garbage on a tiny touchscreen.

25. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Nah, you are just a crap player...

14. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Aww that’s cute that you think you can get a “decent” gaming PC for $999. Maybe 5 years ago but no today Samsung and cryptocurrency have f**ked up the market so much that you’re probably looking to spend about $1500 on a medium spec machine.

15. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I said decent not high end or mid range and moreover we can get a decent gaming pc for $999 in my country.

26. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

You're high if you really think that! HAHA!

17. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Prebuilt? Maybe not. Now that GPU pricing has come down from orbit you can easily build a Ryzen system with a GTX1070Ti or 1080 for $1k if you stay away from the flashy s**t.

27. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

No need to buy a PC either, just get a PS4 Pro and and a 4K tv and it's still cheaper than the iPhone X. This way you can at least enjoy your gaming experience.

28. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

No one is buying an iPhone X specifically to play Fortnite you imbecile. You Android users are a special type of stupid. LMAO

6. ahmadkun

Posts: 663; Member since: May 02, 2016

Nope .. i still more comfortable with Android with options and ability to do what ever i like. Thank you

7. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Enjoy your bugs, crashes, virus and generally unable OS that go a long with it. #iPhoneIsTheBest

12. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Why are you describing the iOS

19. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

P.S. Buy an Android phone and discover life.

24. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Nah mate, Android is hot garbage, wound't want to be tortured by using a substandard mobile OS.

2. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Gaming phones...sure, with the far worse Mali gpus both have, even worst on honor, than the adreno 630 and even 540...maybe the 845 note 9 but that's just happening in the U.S.A. and China.

5. Avieshek unregistered

How do people play Fortnite on an iPhone man?

8. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Its playable once you get used to it, which only takes a game or two.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Liquid-cooled ... it's called a heatpipe dear PA.

16. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I thought there was choice in Android land? What's this, now you have to wait for exclusivity inside of Android? So my Redmi Note 5 and Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus will have to wait? At least in iOS land, when a app launches, it launches on all capable iOS devices, which date back 5 years. Sometimes even more.

18. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Fortnite is now like android updates.

21. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

They're renaming Heat Sinks now lol

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