ARCore: Here's a list of devices compatible with Google's AR platform

Version 1.2 of the ARCore app is currently compatible with a total of 39 devices, and version 1.3 looks set to add even more devices to the list.

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20 - Jun - 2018
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20 - Jun - 2018
ARCore: Here’s a list of devices compatible with Google's AR plat...

Since its unveiling last year, Google has been steadily improving upon ARCore and making it available to more and more devices. The latest version of the ARCore app is now compatible with 39 devices. The list obviously includes a number of flagship devices, but it also features a number of mid range smartphones. These include the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 3T and the Moto G5S Plus. Here’s the complete list.

  • Asus Zenfone AR
  • Asus Zenfone ARES
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Nokia 6 (2018)
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Huawei P20, P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • LG G6
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG V30, V30+, V30+ JOJO
  • LG V35 ThinQ
  • Moto G5S Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 5
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Google also notes that some of these devices will need to have at least Android 8.0 in order for ARCore to work.

Besides this, the guys over at XDA Developers dug around version 1.3 of the ARCore SDK to find a few more devices that will be compatible with this version when it is made available. These include the new Honor 10, OnePlus 5T and more.

  • BQ Aquaris X2 (zangya_sprout)
  • Honor 10 (HWCOL)
  • LG Q6 (mh/mhn)
  • Nokia 6 (PL2)
  • Nokia 7 Plus (B2N)
  • OnePlus 5T
  • Sony Xperia XZ (F8331/F8332/SO-01J/SOV34)
  • Sony Xperia XZs (602SO/G8231/G8232/SO-03J/SOV35)
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314/SO-05K)
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium (H8116/H8166/SO-04K)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 (dipper)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition (ursa)
  • Unknown Android One devices (chef_sprout, DRG_sprout)
  • Unknown Huawei device (INE)
  • Unknown Sony device (SOV48)

To recall, ARCore is the successor to Google’s Project Tango, which was unveiled in 2014. However, only two devices with Project Tango were made available to consumers, namely the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and the Asus Zenfone AR.  ARCore on the other hand, doesn’t need additional sensors in order to work. As a result, it can be compatible with even more devices. 

Of course, Google isn't the only one dabbling in AR. Apple also has its own AR platform called ARKit. The company recently unveiled the next version of the platform called ARKit 2, which now comes with a slew of new features like shared experiences, persistent AR and more. These allow users to do things like interact with each other within the AR space, tie VR experiences to a specific location, object detection and image tracking. 

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