Google Daydream VR may not be the most high-end virtual reality platform out there (that award goes to the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive), but it is a big step up from the company’s first VR effort, Google Cardboard.
We already have a pretty in-depth article that covers just about everything you need to know about Google Daydream, but right now we’re going to talk about which smartphones are Daydream ready, which Daydream compatible phones are coming down the pipeline, and the list of requirements for Daydream-ready phones.
It’s worth noting that, while Samsung did not mention Daydream compatibility in its announcement, NewMobiel.NL has confirmed with Samsung that the Galaxy Note 8 will be Daydream-compatible out of the box.
You may have noticed there are a few notable devices missing from the list, including:
HTC U11: The U11, HTC’s flagship smartphone for 2017, isn’t Daydream compatible.
Technically having an OLED display isn’t required, but Google hasn’t particularly been keen on granting devices with LCD displays compatibility.