Samsung introduces experimental AR Canvas app to let you decorate the space around you with AR content

Samsung has introduced a new “experimental” AR application dubbed AR Canvas that offers users fun features to decorate the space around them with AR content.

Augmented Reality apps have come a long way since we first started seeing them pop up thanks to the improvements in hardware as well as machine learning algorithms.

Even still, AR isn’t all that popular on smartphones. But that isn’t holding Samsung back which already has a bunch of AR features such as AR Emoji Camera, AR Doodle, AR Emoji Studio, and more.

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Samsung AR Zone

The South Korean firm jumped on board the augmented reality train with the release of AR Emoji for certain models to take on Apple’s Memoji.

However, Samsung’s downright inferior AR Emoji feature was not even in the same ballpark as Memoji.

That said, the new AR Canvas app from Samsung takes the AR experience up a notch. The app lets users use 3D text, brushes, scans of 2D pictures, GIF stickers, and gallery photos to decorate their AR space.

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AR content can be anchored to spaces for 30 days. This means users would be able to view their AR decorations by simply launching the AR Canvas app and pointing their cameras towards the anchored AR content any time.

Initially, AR Canvas will only be available for certain Samsung phones running on Android 11 with the One UI 3.0 or newer skins.

These are the devices that currently support Samsung’s new augmented reality app:

– Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S10
– Samsung Galaxy S10+
– Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Note20
– Samsung Galaxy Note20+
– Samsung Galaxy Note10
– Samsung Galaxy Note10+

– Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
– Samsung Galaxy S21
– Samsung Galaxy S21+
– Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy A80

– Samsung Galaxy S20
– Samsung Galaxy S20+
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

If your device isn’t mentioned in the list, don’t fret. Samsung has confirmed that AR Canvas will be available to more devices in the future.

In case you’ve got a device that supports AR Canvas, then you can download the app by heading here on the supported device.

With that out of the way, feel free to let us know your thoughts on the new AR Canvas app from Samsung in the comments below.

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