ARCore 1.5 hints at support for OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20, and more

ARCore 1.5 hints at support for OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20, and more

Before the release of Google ARCore, there was the short-lived Google Tango project. Tango required the use of dedicated hardware for spatial recognition, and thus you needed a new phone like the Asus ZenFone AR if you wanted to experience augmented reality. Tango obviously never took off, but the ARCore augmented reality platform has quietly become supported on millions of devices around the world. ARCore 1.5 started to roll out today on the Google Play Store and was uploaded to APKMirror, and it reveals that several upcoming devices like the OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 will support ARCore. The new version also reveals that several existing devices have now gained support for Google’s augmented reality platform.

Before we dive into the list, keep in mind that there are still some checks in place that Google has to override before your device can start using ARCore apps. For instance, even though I was able to install the latest version on my Huawei Mate 10 Pro running EMUI 9-based Android Pie, I still wasn’t able to use any of the supported apps. Still, if your device is now on this list, then you should expect to see support roll out for your device in weeks, if not a few days. You won’t have to continue waiting like owners of the Essential Phone.

ARCore 1.5 Newly Supported Devices

The ASUS ROG Phone, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite, Razer Phone, Samsung Galaxy J5, Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro, Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, and the Sony Xperia X are all new to the list. The Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and OnePlus 6T are all unreleased devices. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was already on the list, but new Japanese variants have been added.

  • ASUS
    • ASUS ROG Phone – ASUS_Z01QD
  • Huawei
    • Huawei Mate 10 Pro – BLA
    • Huawei Mate 20 – HMA
    • Huawei Mate 20 Pro – LYA
    • Huawei P20 Lite – ANE
  • OnePlus
    • OnePlus 6T – OnePlus6T
  • Razer
    • Razer Phone – cheryl
  • Samsung
    • Samsung Galaxy J5 – j5y17lte/j5y17ltektt/j5y17ltelgt/j5y17lteskt
    • Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro – j5y17ltedx/j5y17ltextc
    • Samsung Galaxy J7 – j7y17lte
    • Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 – j7y17ltektt
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – SC-01L/SCv40/SCv40_jp_kdi
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – gts3llte/gts3lltechn/gts3lltekx/gts3llteusc/gts3lltevzw/gts3lwifi/gts3lwifichn
  • Sony
    • Sony Xperia X – F5121/F5122/suzu

The list above was compiled by examining code-names obtained from a teardown of the latest ARCore APK. Each device has a calibration profile within the app, and the filenames of the calibration profiles contain the code-names. By comparing the list of calibration profiles with the previous ARCore APK, we were able to find which devices have been newly added. We cross-referenced the code-names with Google’s list of Play Certified devices to determine their marketing names. There were some code-names for unreleased devices we weren’t entirely sure of, so we’ve listed them separately below.

  • Unknown
    • AOP_sprout – possibly Nokia 9
    • CTL_sprout – possibly Nokia device
    • JKM – possibly Huawei Y9 2019
    • k71v1_64_bsp – possibly Vivo X21i A
    • PD1806B – possibly variant of Vivo NEX A
    • PNX_sprout – possibly Nokia “Phoenix” device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

Lastly, here’s an up-to-date list of ARCore supported devices, excluding the devices we listed above that will soon gain support.

ARCore Supported Devices as of September 25th, 2018

Device Notes
Asus Zenfone AR
Asus Zenfone ARES
Google Nexus 5X Requires Android 8.0 or later
Google Nexus 6P Requires Android 8.0 or later
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Nokia 6 (2018) Also known as Nokia 6.1
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 8 Requires Android 8.0 or later
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Honor 10
Huawei Nova 3
Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei P20
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
LG G6 Requires Android 8.0 or later
LG G7 ThinQ
LG V30 Requires Android 8.0 or later
LG V30+ Requires Android 8.0 or later
LG V30+ JoJo Requires Android 8.0 or later
LG V35 ThinQ
Moto G5S Plus
Moto G6
Moto G6 Plus
Moto X4 Requires Android 8.0 or later
Moto Z2 Force
Moto Z3
Moto Z3 Play
OnePlus 3T Requires Android 8.0 or later
OnePlus 5
OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 6
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Requires Android 8.0 or later
Sony Xperia XZ1 Requires Android 8.0 or later
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Requires Android 8.0 or later
Sony Xperia XZ2 Requires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Requires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Requires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
Vivo NEX A
Vivo NEX S
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Pocophone F1

If you’re excited about ARCore support, we recommend you install both applications linked below. The first one is the necessary framework while the second one is a simple augmented reality app you can use for testing. There’s no telling when your device will actually start supporting ARCore, so check back in a few days to see if the Just a Line app starts working for you.

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

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