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Fortnite for Android could be launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Fortnite for Android could be launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Image source: Epic)
Fortnite for Android could be launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Image source: Epic)
What better way to show off the power of the Exynos 9820 by letting gamers stream and play Fortnite on the Galaxy Note 9? Samsung wants to associate its upcoming flagship smartphone with the most popular multi-player game on Twitch.

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.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-07-27 (Update: 2018-07-27)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.