Google Daydream has many phones that are currently compatible, including the upcoming LG flagship smartphone that will be launched later in the year. Google also announced during I/O that Samsung’s latest smartphones will also be getting Daydream support.
Clay Bavor Vice President of Virtual Reality at Google announced during the presentation that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ would also be getting an update that would introduce Google Daydream support at some point during the summer. Samsung are one of the world’s most popular smartphone manufacturers, especially in the west and are the creators of one of the Google Daydream’s main competitors with the Samsung Gear VR.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inch quad HD display using what Samsung refer to as the infinity display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which means a lot of virtual reality apps can be stored on the device. The S+, meanwhile, has a 6.2 inch display, also with infinity display.
The LG smartphone referred to by Bavor will probably be the LG G6, which has already launched in South Korea, and is due to launch in the US and Europe in summer. The LG G6 has a 5.7 inch display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, a resolution of 1440×2880 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.
Starting from summer, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 users will be able to experience apps such as Along Together, Hungry Shark VR and Polaris on the Google Daydream.
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