Google's ARCore team just rolled out a new update that appears to bring the augmented reality framework to several more phones and tablets. Some hot new (and upcoming) devices are on the list, like the Galaxy Note9, OnePlus 6T, and ROG Phone. These are also joined by some older models like the Sony Xperia X.

Teardown

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information. It's possible that the guesses made here are wrong or inaccurate. Even when predictions are correct, there is always a chance that products could change or may be canceled. Much like rumors, nothing is certain until it's officially announced and released.

The features discussed below are probably not live yet, or may only be live for a small percentage of users. Unless stated otherwise, don't expect to see these features if you install the apk. All screenshots and images are real unless otherwise stated, and images are only altered to remove personal information.

Newly supported devices

This list is compiled from the device profiles included within the ARCore APK. Those profiles are given a codename associated with the device, but some of the names are still unknown, usually because they belong to currently unreleased hardware. As a result, some entries in the list are marked as unknown or rumored based on whatever information is available.

Keep in mind that the presence of the profiles doesn't automatically mean device support is fully operational, but it's a pretty good indicator. If you have one of these devices, you should be able to install ARCore from the Play Store, but be aware that it has been known to take anywhere from a few hours to a few days before the Play Store enables access for newly supported devices. Alternatively, you can download the update from APK Mirror if you would like to sideload it.

  • ASUS
    • ROG Phone [ASUS_Z01QD_1]
  • Huawei
    • P20 Lite [HWANE]
    • Mate 10 Pro [HWBLA]
    • Y9 2019 [HWJKM-H]
    • Mate 20 Pro [HWLYA]
  • Nokia
    • Phoenix [PNX_sprout] * This is rumored, but name is unconfirmed
    • Nokia 9 [AOP_sprout] * This is rumored, but name is unconfirmed
    • Nokia 7.1 [CTL_sprout]
  • OnePlus
    • One Plus 6T [OnePlus6T]
  • Razer
    • Razer Phone [cheryl]
  • Samsung
    • Galaxy Note9 [SCV40, SCV40_jp_kdi, SC-01L]
    • Galaxy Tab S3 [gts3llte, gts3lltechn, gts3lltekx, gts3llteusc, gts3lltevzw, gts3lwifi, gts3lwifichn]
    • Galaxy J5 [j5y17lte, j5y17ltektt, j5y17ltelgt, j5y17lteskt]
    • Galaxy J5 Pro [j5y17ltedx, j5y17ltextc]
    • Galaxy J7 [j7y17lte]
    • Galaxy J7 (2017) [j7y17ltektt]
  • Sony
    • Xperia X [suzu, F5121, F5122]
  • Vivo
    • V1809A [PD1809]
    • vivo NEX B [PD1806B] * There is a NEX A codenamed PD1806, but it's unclear if this is same device with a variant name or a new model
    • vivo X21i [k71v1_64_bsp]
strings
AOP_sprout
ASUS_Z01QD_1
cheryl
CTL_sprout
F5121
F5121
F5122
F5122
gts3llte
gts3llte
gts3lltechn
gts3lltechn
gts3lltekx
gts3lltekx
gts3llteusc
gts3llteusc
gts3lltevzw
gts3lltevzw
gts3lwifi
gts3lwifi
gts3lwifichn
gts3lwifichn
HWANE_accelerometer-lsm6ds3_null
HWBLA_accelerometer-icm20690_null
HWHMA_accelerometer-icm20690_LITEON
HWHMA_accelerometer-icm20690_OFILM
HWHMA_accelerometer-icm20690_SUNNY
HWHMA_accelerometer-lsm6dsm_LITEON
HWHMA_accelerometer-lsm6dsm_OFILM
HWHMA_accelerometer-lsm6dsm_SUNNY
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-bmi160_LITEON
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-bmi160_OFILMOV
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-bmi160_QTECH
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-bmi160_SUNNY
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-lsm6ds3-c_LITEON
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-lsm6ds3-c_OFILMOV
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-lsm6ds3-c_QTECH
HWJKM-H_accelerometer-lsm6ds3-c_SUNNY
HWLYA_accelerometer-icm20690_LITEON
HWLYA_accelerometer-icm20690_OFILM
HWLYA_accelerometer-icm20690_SUNNY
HWLYA_accelerometer-lsm6dsm_LITEON
HWLYA_accelerometer-lsm6dsm_OFILM
HWLYA_accelerometer-lsm6dsm_SUNNY
j5y17lte
j5y17ltedx
j5y17ltektt
j5y17ltelgt
j5y17lteskt
j5y17ltextc
j7y17lte
j7y17ltektt
k71v1_64_bsp
OnePlus6T
PD1806B
PD1809
PNX_sprout
SC-01L
SCV40
SCV40_jp_kdi
suzu
suzu

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ARCore by Google
ARCore by Google
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free