Samsung reportedly nixes in-display fingerprint sensor for Galaxy Note 9

14 February, 2018, 20:00 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • This is a rare incident of an Android OEM rolling out updates for a smartphone that has officially completed three years in the market

Sources told ETNews claiming that the Galaxy S9 will come with a "3D emoji" feature that will work nearly identical to how Apple's Animoji works on the iPhone X (via Android Authority).

Samsung Galaxy S9's 3D emoji will mimic Apple's Animoji.

Samsung's upcoming smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S9, will have some significant upgrades over the Galaxy S8, according to ETNews (via Android Authority). But not only that, now there are leaks that suggest the phones will have stereo speakers and 3D emojis. It's nearly embarrassing that Apple legal appears to be completely helpless in suing Samsung for stealing their ideas. For those who haven't experienced this feature it, it basically takes your facial expressions and mirrors them onto an "emoji" character.

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One of the other new features of the Galaxy S9 will be stereo speakers.

Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus on March 16, with pre-orders expected to kick off two weeks earlier. Samsung will likely confirm all these leaks, and possibly even demo the above features, on 25 February, when it unveils both phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Elsewhere in this report, ETNews claims that Samsung has done just that, but sadly doesn't go into any specific details. The feature is powered by Apple's powerful A11 bionic chipset for rendering a ideal emoji aping the user's expression. The only thing that seems to be different is the dual cameras on the S9 Plus, the placement of the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a slightly thinner body. This "3D Emoji" function can be used while using texts or messengers instead of emoticons. Samsung reportedly dropped the feature at the last moment due to low yield rates.

One major way Samsung is improving its emoji library, aside from the much-needed redesigns, has come from changing to align more closely with the competition.

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