Samsung will copy the iPhone X 'Animoji' feature in its next flagship Galaxy S9.
The feature will be called 3D Emoji and will use the 'iris' scanner and smartphone's front camera. Like Animoji, 3D Emoji on the Galaxy S9 will allow users to animate emoji by changing facial expressions. Since the Galaxy S9 will not have a Face ID-like system, it is unlikely that the feature will perform as well as Animoji on iPhone X.
It is not yet known how many animated emojis Samsung will present.
In addition to 3D Emoji, Samsung will copy stereo speakers iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The S9 will have AKG speakers, but they will not be frontal. Instead, one speaker will be located on the bezel of the smartphone, while the other is built into the speaker for calls and will serve as a tweeter speaker.
Samsung imitates Apple in the difference between the two model variants. The small Galaxy S9 will have one main camera, while the Galaxy S9 + will have a dual camera. Until last year, Samsung used the same cameras for its Galaxy S flagships.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + on February 25, a day before the start of the MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The smartphone will retail for $ 930, while the dual camera variant of the Galaxy S9 + is $ 1,000.