The latest smartphones from OnePlus have now received support for ARCore, Google’s software-based augmented reality platform. Google introduced this platform in 2017 and dozens of devices have received support for it since. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have now joined that list in addition to the 5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro.
There’s one major difference why ARCore was able to become so much popular than Google’s initial augmented reality initiative called Project Tango. It had many hardware limitations while ARCore doesn’t. This has allowed the platform to spread far and wide without the need of specialized hardware on smartphones.
The OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G all have support for Google ARCore now. That’s hardly surprising given that some of the earlier OnePlus handsets have already been on this list. They include models going as far back as the OnePlus 3T.
Those who want to give the platform a try on these devices only need to download the ARCore app from the App Store. Google has steadily been improving the platform’s functionality as well. Some of its new features include the Scene Viewer and Augmented Faces API. The latest OnePlus devices have more than enough processing power to run AR software courtesy of Google’s platform.