Augmented reality is a type of technology that has been around for several years. It uses augmented graphics to enhance the user’s experience with their mobile phone, and it can be used in many different ways. The augmented reality compatible smartphones listed below are all available on either iOS or Android devices, making them perfect for anyone who wants to use augmented reality apps!

As a developer, it’s also important to note that if you have a Mac, you could deploy your augmented reality app on either an Android or iOS device. However, if you only have a Windows PC you will only be able to develop for Android platforms.

These are the compatible devices you could consider when developing an app using Unity’s Vuforia plugin.

iPhones Compatible with Vuforia

  1. iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
  2. iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  3. iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  4. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  5. iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
  6. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
  7. iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max support the Vuforia Area Target Creator App
  8. iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 5
  9. iPad Air 3, iPad Air 4
  10. iPad (5th through 8th generation) 
  11. iPad Pro. iPad Pro 9.7”, iPad Pro 10.5”, iPad Pro 11” (1st & 2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9” (1st through 4th generation). The iPad Pro 11” (2nd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9” (4th generation) support the Vuforia Area Target Creator App

Android Devices Compatible with Vuforia

  1. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Some models may be affected by low-fps camera under certain conditions.
  2. Samsung Galaxy A40
  3. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  4. Samsung Galaxy A50
  5. Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)
  6. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
  7. Samsung Galaxy A70
  8. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
  9. Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  10. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
  11. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017). Some models may be affected by low-fps camera under certain conditions.
  12. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  13. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  14. Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 5G
  15. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+/Note 10+ 5G
  16. Samsung Galaxy S7. Vuforia Fusion does not support ARCore on this device. Vuforia VISLAM is supported.
  17. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos
  18. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Snapdragon
  19. Samsung Galaxy S8
  20. Samsung Galaxy S8+
  21. Samsung Galaxy S9
  22. Samsung Galaxy S9+ Exynos
  23. Samsung Galaxy S9+ Snapdragon
  24. Samsung Galaxy S10e
  25. Samsung Galaxy S10
  26. Samsung Galaxy S10+
  27. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  28. Samsung Galaxy S20/S20 5G
  29. Samsung Galaxy S20+/S20+ 5G Exynos
  30. Samsung Galaxy S20+/S20+ 5G Snapdragon
  31. Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 
  32. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra/S20 Ultra 5G Exynos
  33.  Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra/S20 Ultra 5G Snapdragon
  34. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
  35. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
  36. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
  37. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
  38. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
  39. Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
  40. Huawei Honor 8X
  41. Huawei Honor 10
  42. Huawei Mate 20 lite
  43. Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  44. Huawei P20 lite
  45. Huawei P20
  46. Huawei P20 Pro
  47. Huawei P30
  48. Huawei P30 Pro
  49. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro
  50. Xiaomi Mi A3
  51. OnePlus. 5, 5T
  52. Motorola Moto G6. moto g(6), moto g(6) (XT1925DL), XT1790, XT1925-10

X-Code Computer Compatibility

You can use either a Mac or a Windows computer when developing for an Android platform. However, if you want to develop the app for an iOS platform, then you will need a Mac computer with X-Code on it (X-code is only available on a Mac computer). X-code is the only deployment app that will allow you to deploy an iOS app.

Unity can be run on both Mac and Windows systems, but it will be important to note that Vuforia Fusion is only compatible with Windows. Vuforia VISLAM and Target are both supported on Mac systems, but it will be important to note that they do not support augmented reality mobile games.

Leah van der Walt

Leah van der Walt

Leah is a 3D Artist & VR / AR Developer with 8 years of experience. Based in South Africa, she is a passionate teacher and loves to listen to drum and bass in her spare time.

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