The Nokia 7 Plus has become the latest entry in the growing list of ARCore supported devices. Google hasn’t officially announced this yet, but the ARCore app gives the game away.
Anyone who installs the ARCore app from the Play Store will see that the Nokia 7 Plus is among the list of supported devices. Google’s official website for the platform only mentions the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 6.1 for now, but that’ll probably change sooner or later.
Nokia 7 Plus ARCore Features
ARCore is Google’s AR platform and answer to Apple’s ARKit. It was initially restricted to a few flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Pixel 2 when it was launched in February 2018, but it has spread to more mid-range handsets like the Moto G6 Plus since then.
With ARCore, the Nokia 7 Plus can view the world through augmented reality. There are various games and apps taking advantage of this ability on the Play Store. Google recently rolled out a Measure application which lets people measure the length and heights of objects in the real world by just pointing their camera at it.
ARCore isn’t the only major change coming to the Nokia 7 Plus. The smartphone is also on track to be one of the first to get its hands on Android P. HMD Global is currently running tests with its beta program. The company ran into some trouble a week ago when it accidentally rolled its testers back to Oreo.
HMD Global is now putting up the Android P Beta 2 up for manual download with an OTA update set to arrive soon. The build is based on Google’s Android P Developer Preview 3. As such, it’s best for developers who are willing to play around with experimental software full of bugs.