Fortnite for Android could be launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Epic is swimming in money with its lightning-in-a-bottle battle royale game. The title has been available on iOS since the beginning of this year and it is slated to launch on Android in just a few short months. However, if Samsung has its way, you may have to pony up for a Galaxy Note 9 just to play the game at launch.
According to "trusted sources" close to XDA Developers and 9to5Google, Fortnite will be coming to the Galaxy Note 9 first before landing on other Android devices 30 days later. The timed exclusive deal would give Samsung the marketing edge over competitors and also give players access to unique in-game perks. Samsung can vaunt about the graphical horsepower of its upcoming smartphone with a game that most casual gamers are already familiar with. Players could potentially stream Fortnite on Twitch with a Samsung DeX to help the manufacturer advertise its smartphone even further.
Timed exclusivity is nothing new to the gaming world where hardware manufacturers are constantly trying to one-up each other with unique software and features. Nonetheless, the concept is uncommon between Android smartphones as there has never been a title quite like Fortnite for mobile devices.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch sometime in August. If the rumors prove to be true, then we can expect Fortnite for other Android smartphones to come in September.