These are the smartphones that will support Fortnite on Android at launch

That Fortnite will be making its way to Android soon has not been a secret. We’ve known about this since March. However, it is still exciting that we who reside on Androidland will no longer be jealous of our iOS counterparts who’ve had access to the popular game for a while now. Or have to console ourselves with PUBG Mobile, a worthy title, by the way.

Word on the internets is that Fortnite Mobile on Android will be arriving in a few days’ time. Don’t get excited, though since rumours suggest that those who plan on spending Kshs 100,000, give or take a few brownies, on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9, will have first dibs on the device.

That kinda sucks but guess what? The wait won’t be long. Fortnite Mobile on Android’s exclusivity to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store will end 30 days after the device first goes on sale.

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Assuming the widely-rumoured August 24th release date is accurate, that means that we can expect widespread access of the chart-topping game through the Play Store in the last week of September. Well, assuming that this is a bad rumour.

When that time comes, according to Epic Games, you will need either one of these devices in order to be able to play Fortnite:

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
  • LG G6
  • LG V30
  • LG V30+
  • Motorola Moto E4 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G5s
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Play
  • Nokia 6
  • Razer Phone
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Sony Xperia XA1
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Sony Xperia XZ1
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