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Google CEO promises 11 Daydream phones

by on27 July 2017

Place for two new Pixel phones

Google's CEO announced that there will be 11 Daydream capable phones available before the end of the year.

So far,  Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Motorola’s Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Porsche Design Mate 9, ZTE Axon 7, and Asus Zenfone AR support the Daydream. Samsung just started adding Daydream support for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones in the US.

So, there are seven phones supporting the Daydream, with Galaxy S8 and S8+ support slowly rolling out to the phone near you.

It is not clear if Galaxy Note 8 will support Daydream, but we don’t see a reason why not. It might take a while until Samsung releases the software but the large screen of that phone should offer quite a good experience.

The two most obvious candidates for this list are the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, or whatever Google ends up calling these phones. The Pixel powered by Snapdragon 836, a faster version of the Snapdragon 10nm SoC, should offer slightly faster graphics and the phone will have a much smaller bezel.

LG is still not joining support for Daydream with its Snapdragon 821 powered LG G6 and some rumored that the upcoming LG V30 might get support for the Google VR platform.

If all these phones get Daydream support, that will make more than 11 phones and if Huawei continues its support for Mate 9 successor, there may well be more than 11 phones to begin with.

Daydream is currently selling for $79 in the US, £84.99 in the UK and EUR 100.99 in Germany. Yes, these prices seem really fair, but remember, US prices don’t include taxes.

Last modified on 27 July 2017
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