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Fortnite on Android could be a Samsung exclusive launching this week

Fortnite on Android could be a Samsung exclusive launching this week

It's rumoured that Fortnite Mobile for Android may be exclusive to Samsung's devices for 120 days in total including the Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, and perhaps even the S7.

The upcoming Galaxy Note 9 or a second Samsung device will be required to play the game initially.

The folks at XDA Developers obtained access to the Fortnite Mobile on Android installer APK and promptly dug through the package.

It turns out that rumor didn't quite get everything right - but it was very close. The file contains a series of checks to stop unauthorized devices from running the game and it looks like the newly-announced Galaxy Tab S4 will also be able to run the game when it launches. To make it all even better for those who want to know all about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 already, a retail box from Russian Federation has just surfaced online as well. Apparently the Fortnite Mobile APK for Android has checks in place for mobile GPU, manufacturer, and model.

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The Galaxy Note 8 is a monster of a phone, with a 6.3-inch display that takes up 83.2% of the front of the phone and has a dazzlingly sharp resolution of 1,440 x 2,960. In addition to corroborating a few previously floated speculations - like a Fortnight gaming bundle and different colored S-Pen styluses - the post also reported a new camera feature that notifies you of any possible issues (like too much motion blur or blinking eyes). "This suggests that, at least for supported Samsung devices, the app will be available through Samsung Galaxy Apps", the site claims.

The official launch date of the device is only 3 days away, so it won't be long until everything is revealed.

Epic Games has confirmed that it WILL NOT be releasing Fortnite through Google Play.