The Note 9-exclusive Fortnite release may not tip the buyers' scales (results)

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

Oh, yeah, baby!
Still nope
Last 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

This is why we asked 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. Well, not really, as some of our respondents who said they will be getting it, will buy it for its other virtues, while the rest aren't really interested. We'll see how things pan out in the market when the Note 9 hits the tape next week.

We didn't think much of the tip last Monday, 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 as a gaming phone this time and is not sparing partnership money to do it. 

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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)



1. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Wait...wasn't Galaxy Note a productivity powerhouse, while gaming is a time wasting activity ?

2. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Guess they'll be producing victory royales and chicken dinners.

3. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

so best screen there is, 4,000 battery, great design and camera, great performance, S-pen with bluetooth enabled, Samsung eco system. and they think a game will make a difference ? shutup and take my money already .... just release the beast

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Off topic of phone... but what happened to Qualcomm announcing their gpu boost as mentioned was going to happen on the 25th of July?

5. fyah_king unregistered

That was false!!

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Go figure, damn thought they were going to have something like the Kirin family..

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

can careless about a game exclusivity, especially if it is only for a month. That Note 9 really is an upgrade. It litereally upgrades over the Note 8 in every department and even upgrades over the S9 batteries and SPen is a default upgrade itself. The phone will do well. Good thing I got TMobile J.O.D. I'm be swapping in my Note 8 for it and only spent about 480 totals on montly payments. Yeah You can say I can get a One Plus with that, but I bet your OnePlus won't survive a simple swimming pool dip. Haha

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