Back in August of last year, when Google officially launched its ARCore platform for augmented reality experiences on smartphones, only a few devices were supported out of the gate. That included the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, didn’t support ARCore when they launched earlier this year, but it looks like that has finally changed.
As first reported by 9to5Google, both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been added to the list of devices that officially support ARCore. That means the smartphones can run ARCore-optimized apps, so the AR experience on the two smartphones should be greatly improved from what was available previously.
With the addition of the S9 and S9+, there are 34 devices that are optimized for ARCore.
If you own a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, have you been anticipating support for ARCore?