Back when Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus earlier this year, buyers couldn’t load up augmented reality experiences due to lack of support for Google’s ARCore. It wasn’t clear why the phones weren’t supported out of the gate, but according to Google’s ARCore support page, it looks like they are now.
While it would’ve been nicer to see earlier support, it’s still better late than never. Now, those with an S9 or S9 Plus can go to the Play Store and download the ARCore app to load up augmented reality experiences on their phones. For reference, you can also do so on devices including the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Galaxy A8, OnePlus 5, LG G7, Moto Z2 Force, Huawei P20, Google Pixel 2, and Asus ZenFone AR.