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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus get new augmented reality skills


Samsung’s two flagship phones have just got some new augmented reality skills. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus now support Google’s ARCore, Google’s platform for AR content creation.

That means you can download the ARCore app to your S9 or S9 Plus and enjoy all manner of augmented reality games and apps. These include Slingshot Island (a physics-based destruction game), Atom Visualizer (which lets you explore atomic models in AR), and of course Ikea Place (which lets you plonk Ikea furniture in your house to see how it would look).

In March, Google launched more than 60 ARCore apps onto Google Play. There are sure to be more coming soon.

At launch, Samsung announced that the S9 and S9 Plus would support ARCore. So it’s taken a couple of months to reach both devices.

Other devices that support ARCore include the Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2 and LG G6.

The S9 and S9 Plus launched back in March. Both handsets were very well received, though some criticised them for being too similar to their predecessors.


Google, via 9to5Google

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