Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Samsung Galaxy S9 tipped to STEAL iPhone X's Animoji feature

Samsung Galaxy S9 tipped to STEAL iPhone X's Animoji feature

Around this time previous year, most rumors said that Apple would do something no other smartphone maker was capable of with the the iPhone X. It turns out Apple did, but not the way we thought.

Now, in Android Oreo, Samsung is changing that. ETNews has a mixed track record when it comes to providing leaks and information. It's important to point out that that won't be the official name of the feature. We'll find out what that name is when the Galaxy S9 is revealed on February 25, shortly before MWC 2018 kicks off in Barcelona.

It works by using the face scanner; creating an emoji of your choice based upon your facial expressions. The feature leverages the front camera's mapping technique to replicate your facial movements onto an animated emoji of your choice.

The report also suggests Samsung's version of Animoji will have sharing capabilities and we assume this will be available whether the other user has an S9 or not.

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While all Galaxy flagships have packed impressive specifications for their time, however, none of them ever featured stereo speakers.

Another feature that was mentioned in the report was the inclusion of a set of new dual stereo speakers. Samsung has reportedly confirmed to parts suppliers that the fingerprint sensor will be placed on the rear of the Note 9, and that the production of the device's display will begin in June. Apart from these products, Samsung is also working on the successor of the Galaxy Note 8, aka Note 9, which the company may launch this fall. The new speaker setup means users won't have to worry about accidentally covering up a speaker while playing games or watching videos and interrupting their audio. Sam Mobile is reporting that the speakers will even be tuned by AKG, which is owned by Samsung.

Samsung has also stated that this particular pressure-sensor technology is compatible with LCD, LED and OLED display panels.

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