Fans all around the world have been patiently awaiting the release of Fortnite for Android smartphone. The game has been already available on iOS for some time now. The wait for Android users seems to be coming to an end as new reports indicate that its launch is imminent. What’s more is that the game is said to be launching alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and will be exclusive for that smartphone for the first month.
Fortnite: A Galaxy Note 9 Exclusive
If the new rumours are to be believed, Fortnite for Android will be released as an exclusive title for the Galaxy Note 9 for the first 30 days. Such a partnership with Samsung could have been the primary reason for the delay in launch of this game. Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, has probably spent all this time optimising and tweaking the game to run as perfectly as possible on the Note 9.
Sources have also said there might be various other bonuses and goodies Fortnite players will be receiving on their Note 9 handsets. Customers will apparently have the option to either opt for $100-$150 worth V-Bucks for in-game use. Those who are not fans of the game will instead receive AKG wireless headphones that cost roughly the same amount.
Galaxy Note 9 To Be Pushed as a Gaming Phone
According to XDA Developers, Samsung might be planning to launch the Galaxy Note 9 as a gaming smartphone. Samsung is going as far as to add a vapour chamber heat pipe for cooling this handset. This would mean the smartphone would be competing with the likes of Razer Phone and the Asus ROG phone. Given that the Note 9 is expected to come with a 128GB storage + 6GB RAM base configuration while being powered by the Snapdragon 845 (or Exynos 9810), marketing this as a gaming device is not a far-fetched notion.
Galaxy Note 9: Expected Specifications Features
At this point, there isn’t a lot we don’t already know about the phone. The Note 9 will likely feature the same Infinity Edge display design we have come to expect with Galaxy flagships. The display on the Note 9 would be a Super AMOLED panel said to measure 6.4-inches and offer a Quad HD+ 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is expected to be powered by the Exynos 9810 in the Indian market while most other International markets will get the phone with a Snapdragon 845 chipset. Many believe the base variant of this device to sport 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. Some leaks have suggested there will be a cheaper option with 64GB of storage while a massive 8GB RAM + 512GB storage model has also been teased for the South Korean market.
Coming to the cameras of this device, the rear is expected to house a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup. At least one of these sensors should come with OIS. Front camera configuration has not yet been confirmed. In the software department, It is highly unlikely for there to be any other OS than Android Oreo. The phone is also said to come with support for Bixby 2.0 voice assistant out-of-the-box. Reports of a revamped S Pen have also been circulating for a while now. The new S Pen is said to feature support for Bluetooth which can be used to trigger various aspects such as music controls. Finally, a massive 4000mAh battery is expected to fuel this contraption.