When Google unveiled its Daydream virtual reality platform, it announced that many of its OEM partners will make Daydream-compatible smartphones. Samsung was mentioned as one of those partners. It was confirmed after the Galaxy S8 was unveiled that the new flagship would eventually get support for Daydream. Galaxy Note 8 owners won’t have to wait for it, though. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will have support for Daydream from the get go.

It took several months for the Daydream update to be released for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. The update was rolled out last month and the flagships were finally compatible with Daydream apps and headsets.

NieuweMobiel has received confirmation from a Samsung spokesperson that the Galaxy Note 8 is going to have support for Google’s Daydream platform from day one. This means that users won’t have to wait for a firmware update to arrive before they can start using Daydream apps.

There are already quite a few Daydream-compatible VR headsets available in the market right now. If Samsung’s Gear VR doesn’t entice you to spend $130 on a VR headset, perhaps you might want to go the Daydream way in order to experience VR.

The Galaxy Note 8 is due to be released in several markets across the globe, including the United States, on September 15th.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Display
6.3"
2960x1440 Super AMOLED
Price (approximative)
~$875 - Amazon
Camera
12 MP
F1.7 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
Weight
195 g
Battery
3300 mAh
Launched in
2017/08/01
System
6GB RAM
Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
64,128,256
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review
Ubergizmo Rating: 10/10
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