Augmented Reality, commonly known as AR is nothing but digital or virtual information overlaid on the real world. People can interact simultaneously with the real world and virtual objects. In order, to enjoy AR specialized hardware like Microsoft Holo lens etc. is required. Different kinds of sensors, cameras are required to achieve AR. But Apple stood out and launched an AR kit which does not require any external or specialized hardware or anything. The Apple mobile phones which will have iOS 11 will support Augmented Reality. This is a good step by Apple as a lot of people can use and experience AR.
Google was also working on their AR kit and a few years back they unveiled their Google AR core. This is a piece of awesome news as Android people can also have fun with AR apps with the help of Google AR Core. Initially, for development purposes, Google AR core was launched only for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus and Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Google’s plan is to provide AR for all Android phones.
As of now, AR is compatible with a few Android devices. A lot of Xiaomi phones also started to support AR. Until now, Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, Mi A3, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 3, Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro supported AR. Before Redmi Note 8 Pro was incapable of Google AR core support. Even in Google Play store, there is an incompatible message for “Google Play Services for AR”.
But the bad news doesn’t stay long. A few hours back, one of the Redditors mentioned in a post that Redmi Note 8 Pro supports Google Play Services for AR which means you can download AR-based apps directly from Google Play Store officially. Redmi Note 8 Pro users have also shared screenshot via Twitter and Mi Community saying that ARCore is now compatible with their device.
As of now, there is no official compatibility list that suggests that Redmi Note 8 Pro supports Google AR core. But you can check by yourself whether it supports or not by heading to Google Play store. Until then stay safe and stay home.