Samsung looks set to copy of the iPhone X’s core features, allowing users to create their own personalised emojis with the forthcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Reports from Korea suggest the feature will be virtually identical to Animoji, which harnesses the front–facing camera on the iPhone X to make live emojis that mimic users' facial features and replicate their movements.
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The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have a job on their hands trying to match the technical prowess and critical success of the iPhone X.
Features such as Animoji have put that device way ahead of the pack, with any similar functionality offered by Samsung likely to be dismissed as copying rather than innovation.
The news comes just weeks after it was claimed that Samsung was readying a special new facial scanner for the Galaxy S9 that it believes can best Apple’s Face ID.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are set to include an improved, variable aperture camera, as well as new–look software and the latest Oreo version of Google’s Android software.
Samsung will unveil both handsets at a special event in Barcelona on 25th February, ahead of Mobile World Congress.