Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung is back in the augmented reality game with new AR Canvas app

APK
By 

Last updated: April 22nd, 2021 at 18:41 UTC+01:00

Samsung’s ambitions for the AR (Augmented Reality) scene may have seemed like they’ve been tempered last year when the company pulled the plug on the AR features built into Bixby Vision, but it turns out that Samsung hasn’t entirely given up on this technology. And it probably shouldn’t yet, seeing how several tech giants are now betting big on the future of AR.

On the contrary, Samsung SmartTag+ users can now take advantage of AR to find their possessions, and the company is also entertaining the idea of building AR glasses. And it turns out that the company has also quietly developed a new AR-centered app called AR Canvas.

The new app is available for download from the Galaxy Store, and it integrates some of the AR features that were available in Bixby Vision up until last year. Essentially, it allows users to create 3D augmented reality objects in their surroundings using the camera viewfinder and a set of AR tools.

AR Canvas lets users create augmented reality scenes using 3D text, brushes, stickers and more. The app also lets you scan real 3D objects (or 2D art) and create your own AR stickers out of them. The app uses the mobile device’s location capabilities to remember anchored AR objects and their location for 30 days.

AR Canvas is now in the beta stages of development but an early version is available for download via the Galaxy Store. The app is compatible with a variety of Galaxy phones, but don’t expect it to work with Samsung’s cheaper devices that don’t have enough processing power and / or good-enough sensors to provide a fluid and accurate augmented reality experience.

Via APKGeneral APKAR Canvasaugmented reality
Load 4 comments

You might also like

Samsung’s vision of AR-powered self-driving cars is straight from the future

Samsung has become one of the car industry’s main component suppliers. Even though the company doesn’t build its own electric / self-driving vehicles, Samsung supplies major carmakers like Tesla, Rivian, and others with various technologies, ranging from batteries to cameras and lighting systems. The company is strengthening its position in the car market, and this […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 11 months ago

Samsung joins the so-called metaverse at CES with ‘My House’ virtual space

“Metaverse” may be the latest buzzword of the tech world, but regardless of whether or not this concept has a future, Samsung’s joining the metaverse with its own VR world called “My House” in collaboration with Naver Z’s ZEPETO platform. Metaverse, as a concept, consists of an online virtual world that incorporates internet and IoT […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 11 months ago

Samsung has reportedly partnered with Microsoft for a HoloLens AR project

Samsung Electronics is now working with Microsoft on a new augmented/mixed reality project involving HoloLens, a report from the Korean media revealed today. The HoloLens are head-mounted mixed reality smartglasses developed by Microsoft for enterprises and various industries, and Samsung’s involvement could relate to hardware. The two tech giants could unveil this mysterious HoloLens project […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 12 months ago

Samsung’s new AR experience ‘Dreamground’ is live in Hollywood and NYC

Over the past year and a half, countless tech events that used to be held on live stages got relegated to the virtual space due to COVID lockdowns. Various markets are now slowly recovering from this, and the tech world is finding new ways to bring live experiences to customers. Samsung is doing the same, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 12 months ago

You can now ‘try on’ the Galaxy Watch 3 anywhere and anytime using AR

Smartwatch enthusiasts can now try on the Galaxy Watch 3 anywhere, at any time, as long as they have a smartphone equipped with a camera and the Snapchat app installed. Samsung and Snapchat have partnered to create an augmented reality (AR) version of the Galaxy Watch 3 for Snapchat Lens. It gives app users the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Samsung’s leaked concept videos show its vision for AR glasses

Samsung has been working on AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) products for years. The company released various smartphone-powered Gear VR headsets over the years but ended the lineup a couple of years ago. However, the company now seems to be working on AR glasses to rival Apple’s rumored AR headset, and the first […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 years ago