When Epic Games released Fortnite for Android phones earlier this year, they made it exclusively available on Samsung devices only. If you owned a Galaxy S9 or Note 9, then that was all good. However, not so good if you had any other Android phone.
This week at long last, Epic officially made the game available to the masses. Whereas previously non-Samsung owners had to sign up to join an invite list on their official website, the game is now available for anyone and everyone to download, provided the device meets the minimum specs required for the game. Specifically, Android 8.0 or higher, 3GB of RAM or higher, and Adreno 530 or higher (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) , Mali-G71 MP20 (Samsung Exynos 9 8895) or higher, Mali-G72 MP12 (Kirin 970) or higher.
Here’s a list of supported devices in case you’re wondering about your device’s eligibility (some newly-released models might also make the cut)
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
- Google:Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
- Essential: PH-1
- Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- OnePlus :5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
- HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11/ U11+, U12+
- Lenovo: Moto Z/Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
- Sony: Xperia XZ/Premium, XZs, XZ1/Compact, XZ2/Premium/Compact, XZ3
The process involves downloading the beta in APK form from Epic’s website rather than an app through the Google Play store, so downloading and installing the app on your phone will most likely require you to temporarily disable some permissions on your device. It will also prompt you to enable those again when you’re done installing it on your android device.