Google’s ARCore platform is what Android’s Answer to Apple’s AR dream and now Google has officially listed new devices that will support its ARCore software. And it’s not only flagship or upper mid-range device that Google is opening Support for, but also budget devices are in for this project. So, the latest version of Google ARCore supports the OnePlus 5T as well as the OnePlus 6, Xiaomi’s Mi 8 and Huawei’s Mate 10 RS(Limited Edition) is also in for the AR treat.
Moving towards the budget end of devices we have the Motorola Moto G6, the Nokia 7 Plus as well as the Nokia 6.1 for 2018. Moreover, we expect more devices to join this list such as some Sony devices like the Xperia XZs, the XZ, the flagship XZ2 Premium as well as the Xperia XZ2 compact. Other devices from LG with their LG G6, as well as the Huawei sub-brand Honor 10 will also get it, along with old devices from Nokia such as the original Nokia 6.
While some Chinese variant of Samsung devices whose model numbers end with 0 and 8 are out of luck as ARCore is not coming for these devices as per mentioned by Google, this might be the case as Google services are not officially available in mainland China.
ARCore is purely software-based, and as Google optimizes it more in the coming months, we shall see more devices from the budget segment making into the list, such as the Mi 8 SE and the Redmi’s shall also be treated with this sometime from now.