Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Joins Google’s ARCore Platform for Enhanced AR Experiences
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series has finally been added to the list of devices supported by Google’s ARCore platform for augmented reality experiences. This means that users of the Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, and other compatible devices will now be able to access enhanced AR experiences straight out of the box.
The Galaxy S23 series comes with a range of impressive features, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy, a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, and a 50MP camera sensor. It also offers sector-leading five-year monthly security updates, plus a larger battery than the S22's. The S23 Ultra is the only model in the series to feature the company’s flagship 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor, a 5,000mAh battery, and the ability to push the storage envelope up to 1TB.
ARCore is Google’s augmented reality development kit. It allows developers to create AR experiences such as detecting and tracking surfaces, recognizing objects and images, and integrating virtual objects with the real world. ARCore is also capable of advanced features such as cloud anchor, which allows for shared AR experiences across multiple devices, and environmental HDR, which enhances the lighting and shadows of virtual objects to match the real world.
In addition to the Galaxy S23 series, Google has also added a range of other devices to the ARCore support list, including the Pixel 6a, 7, and 7 Pro, as well as options from Infinix, Lenovo, Motorola, OPPO, Sharp, Sony, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Google has also recently confirmed ARCore support for multiple phones and tablets from brands like Fujitsu, Lenovo, Motorola, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Sony, Zebra, ZTE, and others.
Overall, having your device land on the ARCore support list is not necessarily a huge deal. However, it does confirm that the device can deliver augmented reality experiences, which can be incredibly useful. For example, it can be used to superimpose directions and details on Google Maps’ Live View to help users reach their destination without getting lost.
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