Fortnite is out for select Samsung devices

Ruben Fields
August 9, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appears to be a desirable high-end phone that, through a series of marginal gains, delivers a device that pitches itself as going big in every way, improving all aspects of the phone when compared to last year's Note 8.

Unlike old DeX phones, however, plugging the Note 9 into a display doesn't prevent you from using the phone as a phone.

We now have a list of hardware requirements that devices must meet.

According to the company, colors have been very successful on the Galaxy range in general. Despite sporting a slightly larger 6.4-inch display - the Note 8 had a 6.3-inch screen instead - it doesn't feel that much bigger than its predecessor. That's right, I'm talking about the camera module. This makes it a lot easier to access, and you're less likely to smudge the camera lens with your fingers too.

Unlike the Note8 where the camera module is black for all colours, the Note9's dual-camera module now comes in body-matching colours.

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The stylus, which connects to the phone withBluetooth, now acts as a remote control. It has your usual screen off memo, smart select and live message but they have added something extra on the inside. All Galaxy Watches come with a 470mAh battery - a decent step up from the Gear S3's 380mAh cell - which Samsung claims will last up to seven days on a charge.

You can also customise shortcuts for the S Pen with Matt relaying some examples such as playing and pausing music, or skipping to the next track, advancing photos or cycling back when in the Note 9's Photo Gallery, and starting and stopping video recording.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note9 and it will be in stores on August 24 (thats two weeks from now). While this is great for hot desking situations, it isn't as flexible for moments where you just need to project something for a meeting. This is a feature that lets you hook your phone up to a monitor for a PC-like experience. If you need to plug in your physical keyboard or a thumb drive, you can get their multi-port dongle that has additional LAN and USB ports. On top of that, the phone also comes with at least 128GB of internal storage with 6GB of RAM. As ever there's microSD support for cards up to 512GB in size, meaning you can have up to 1TB of storage if you buy the bigger variant.

Matt's thoughts on the enlarged new 4,000mAh battery installed in the Note 9? As with the S9 it has the variable dual-aperture system (f/1.5 and f/2.4) created to mimic the human eye, a 2x optical zoom on the secondary lens, and a dual-pixel sensor for super slow-mo video recording. This will allow you to install Fortnite Android. There's also a secondary 12MP camera that offers 2X optical zoom and it also offers depth of field effects with Live Focus.

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