We might finally have a date for Fortnite on Android - and it could be exclusive to Samsung

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Samsung may have secured the launch coup of the year, with rumours the Galaxy Note 9 might come bundled with the first Android port of the world’s most popular game, Fortnite Battle Royale.

Both 9to5Google and XDA Developers are reporting that Fortnite Mobile for Android will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days.

In fact, XDA’s source claims Samsung’s entire launch “is going to be based around Fortnite”.

That’s a big deal, because the Note 9 looks to be a big leap forward for Samsung’s line, with other rumours pointing to an invisible fingerprint sensor, some wild features for its pen, bigger battery and a wireless charger that can charge two devices at once.

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business InsiderThe first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the display from Chinese phone maker Vivo.

If the Fortnite rumour is true, that will end an excruciating wait for Android fans, who have watched iOS users enjoy Battle Royale on the go since April 2.

Full details of the Galaxy Note 9 will be announced at Samsung Unpacked 2018 on August 9 in New York, and it’s likely to be in stores around August 24.

That means if you’re not prepared to pay upwards of $1500 for a Galaxy Note 9 – and there are many that absolutely will be willing to pay that just for an early 30 days of Fortnite Battle Royale – you’ll have to wait until around the end of September to enjoy it on your current Android phone.

To sweeten the deal even further, sources say Samsung will also throw in between $US100 and $US150 worth of V-Bucks. That actually goes a long way on skins, emotes and outfits.

And just to make sure there’s no mistake the Note 9 is a gaming phone, Samsung have reportedly added a vapour chamber heat pipe for cooling and opted to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

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