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Itching to play Fortnite on Android? You'll need one of these phones

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When will Fortnite be available to play on our Android smartphones? Last week, during Samsung's Unpacked event in New York, it was revealed that Fortnite will be a timed exclusive for the Korean manufacturer. Yesterday, a tweet sent by the official Fortnite Games Twitter account announced that developer, Epic Games, was opening up the Fortnite Beta to more devices. You'll need more than a pocket calculator to run this beautiful battle royale, but to see if your device is in the first wave of invites, check out our list!

After succeeding in the world of video game consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, Epic Games surprised many by announcing that Fortnite was making the leap to smartphones.

It had only been available on iOS, until now! If anyone doubted whether this game would be a success, just look at the numbers. In its first month, Fortnite made an incredible $25 million! To give you an idea of how much that is, it took another successful game, Super Mario Run, six months to earn the same amount of money...

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The Fortnite Beta is now open to more devices! / © NextPit

For Android users, the wait is (almost) over. We now have an expanded list of devices that are compatible with the Fortnite Beta. If you are using a compatible Galaxy phone, you can install Fortnite directly from the Galaxy App Store. For owners of non-Samsung devices, you'll have to go to Epic's website and download the game from there.

The list naturally includes flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Google Pixel 2 XL, but more modest smartphones may also still work. You can request an invite to the Beta if you live in the US by signing up here.

Android Smartphones compatible with the Fortnite Battle Royale Beta












  • Axon 7 and 7S
  • Axon M
  • Axon Nubia and Nubia Z11
  • Axon Z17 and 17S

Devices from Sony, HTC and Lenovo are not currently supported on the Beta, but Epic says that it working on fixes and expects to have them up and running soon. Also, if you have an older phone that does not appear on this official list, you can still try it. Epic says that devices running 64 bit Android 5.0 or higher, with at least 3GB of RAM and a GPU of Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher might still work.

Can't wait to try Fortnite on Android? Is your smartphone compatible?

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  • 3
    Stephanie Aug 15, 2018 Link to comment

    I would like to be notified when other members comment on this article.

  • Dusan V. 12
    Dusan V. Aug 14, 2018 Link to comment

    Phones should not be used for gaming. I'm using my S9+ for business apps and for reading. And phones are not good fit for these kind of games. This is not good selling point for Samsung. They are turning me away as customer with this move.


  • XxDeath ReapsxX 1
    XxDeath ReapsxX Aug 10, 2018 Link to comment

    It says j7 pro is not compatible with this app

  • 1
    prey nials Aug 8, 2018 Link to comment

    Does Honor 10 work for fortnite mobile?

    • 1
      gabocza6 Dec 14, 2018 Link to comment

      Yes,Honor 10 is OK.

  • Nova Prime 1
    Nova Prime Aug 5, 2018 Link to comment

    What about the Samsung Galaxy A3(2016)?

  • GoodlyBubble145/THSBubble145 1
    GoodlyBubble145/THSBubble145 Jul 25, 2018 Link to comment

    What about if your on a Samsung galaxy tab a?

  • 1
    Jam Jul 23, 2018 Link to comment

    When it says Nokia 6 is it the 2017 or 2018 version

  • Tender-luck Caluscusin 1
    Tender-luck Caluscusin Jul 23, 2018 Link to comment

    What about oppo or other android phone? All gamers are excited because fornite was realese on android

  • 1
    Donald McTier Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

    What about the Motorola z2 force

  • Brody Johnson 2
    Brody Johnson Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

    The list is finish because you need a 3gb RAM which i have

  • xan page-brown 2
    xan page-brown Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

    Yes!!! My Huawei P8 lite (2017) will most likely to be supported!

    Brody Johnson

  • 2
    Ezz Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

    What about oppo? .-.

    Tender-luck CaluscusinDuane

  • 2
    Pravin Ramana Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

    This list better not be finished. Epic could've just made the game only run on devices that supported vulkan smh instead of making this pointless list.

  • Paolo 17
    Paolo Jul 21, 2018 Link to comment

    Yeah, I hope that list is partial and unofficial because it's incomplete, IMO.

    1. NO OnePlus devices.
    2. The old Nokia 6 with the WEAK SD430 is "compatible" but the 8, 7 Plus, and 6.1 with significantly better CPU-GPUs aren't?
    3. Only ONE phone with the Snapdragon 625 is compatible?
    4. Only ONE phone with the Snapdragon 821 is compatible?
    5. Absolutely NO Xiaomis?
    6. The Huawei P9 and P10-series are compatible but not the P20-series?

    Too many red flags.

    John ADavid BuzdyganBrody JohnsonKenneth Ignacio

    • Brody Johnson 2
      Brody Johnson Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

      Atually you need 3gb RAM android up to play fortnite which none of the devices you commented has 3gb RAM.

      • David Buzdygan 1
        David Buzdygan Jul 22, 2018 Link to comment

        Brody... At least know what you are talking about before making assertions. Oneplus 3T had 6 gb of RAM released in 2016 and the line is now on version 6 (missed 4).

      • Austin Ratzlaff 1
        Austin Ratzlaff Jul 24, 2018 Link to comment

        Would a normal Oneplus 3 work it has a 4 gb RAM

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