Samsung has been on a roll with device launches recently. It launched various devices under its A series along with a few tablets. Some of these devices carried powerful enough hardware for ARCore. However, they were not certified for ARCore at the time of launch, and hence their potential was limited. Users couldn’t benefit from the AR Capabilities that their new Galaxy device possessed. This is about to change as 4 new Samsung devices have received an update enabling ARCore. These four devices are- Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy Quantum 2, and Galaxy Tab S7 FE.
What is ARCore?
To recall, AR stands for Augmented Reality. It allows users to use physical objects in a virtual world thus giving the feeling of mixed reality. It does this by using a combination of camera, motion sensors, etc. ARCore is Google’s software development kit that allows for augmented reality applications to be built. It provides developers with various APIs that help them to develop AR-related features.
The ARCore certification is given after testing and checking whether the device meets the hardware and software requirements for a smooth experience. In the testing, the device’s camera, processor, and its working with the sensors, and their calibration is checked. This isn’t the first time that an Android device is receiving ARCore certification after launch. For example, the OnePlus 9 Pro recently received support for ARCore.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy Quantum 2, and Galaxy Tab S7 FE have officially received the ARCore certification. Look out for an update to enable ARCore on the aforementioned devices. With ARCore coming to these Samsung devices, they’ll become compatible with a wide range of AR-related applications and games that are already available on the Play Store. Do let us know what you think about ARCore support for Samsung devices in the comments section.