Fortnite Now Available on Android!

09 August, 2018, 18:58 | Author: Patty Hardy
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It will only be available on a handful of Samsung handsets on that date. At today's launch event in NY, we are expecting to see an edge-to-edge display, a powerful dual camera and Samsung's trademark S-Pen. After all, with the new 2018 iPhone X line-up just around the corner, time is of the essence.

Samsung hopesto differentiate itself with a pop of color, too.

On price, it could be Samsung's most expensive phone yet. The Fortnite beta on Android will launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th, and for "the next few days", only Galaxy device owners will be able to access it. Neither the S Pen or the camera changes are likely to impact you significantly, though - they're just new stuff that make some things a little better or, at least, different. The real sticker shock comes with the 512GB model, which will set you back $1250.

As for software, it's typical Samsung: the Note9 ships with Oreo, and Samsung isn't making any promises as to when it will get Android 9 Pie. It's combined with 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory. For the battery, Samsung is promising to offer a day of battery life with the new 4,000mAh battery, which is a significant update from the Note 8's 3,300mAh battery. At its side, the volume rocker and the power button are on the left and the Bixby button on the right with the SIM/Micro-SD card slot at the top. Plenty of space for games, work documents, and 4K video files. The Note 9 still functions normally in this mode, and you can launch an app to use it as a trackpad and virtual keyboard with the monitor.

The Note 9 camera uses AI to identify what's in the shot and adjust the lighting and colors accordingly. In the United States, that will be sold by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and Xfinity.

A number of well-known influencers are at the Samsung Unpacked event, including YouTuber Casey Neistat and French streamer Gotaga.

As for the Galaxy Note 9 512 GB, that won't be offered on every carrier.

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While the familiar design might not turn many heads, the performance of the Note 9 remains top-of-the-line. Samsung has priced it at $1,249.99. And it's exactly what we have expected it to be.

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 isn't as exciting as the Note 8, it's still a very, very refined and capable flagship smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will start at $999.

To tempt you into preordering, there are some deals to sweeten the price. Only 102,000 AKG noise cancellation headphones, 46,000 Game Bundles, and 36,000 Bundles will be made available, according to the company.

If you play Fortnite on a Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 you'll also get an exclusive character skin called "Galaxy". It happens nearly instantaneously as well - I picked the Note 9 up and pointed it at a stack of macaroons, and a small food icon popped up a second or two later near the bottom of the display. Samsung will have its usual range of case options, including Note 9 folio cases which cover the whole phone, and soft-touch-finish shells. Instead, if you want to use your Note 9 as a desktop PC replacement, all you'll need is a USB-C to HDMI adapter. Priced at $11.99 and available through Samsung direct, it includes on-site technical support and assistance, along with a replacement device if yours breaks.

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