Samsung likely to give Galaxy S9 its own version of Apple's Animoji

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In early January Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung reveals that their new Galaxy S9 Processor will Deliver Apple-Like Face ID and Neural Network Features". A new report out of Korea says that the phone will have stereo speakers as well as a 3D emoji feature.

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The Galaxy S9 may come with a 3D emoji feature, Korean news outlet ETNews reported.

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It sounds almost identical Apple's Animoji, though the report briefly hints that Samsung's version has a trick up its sleeve. According to SamMobile we can expect Dolby Surround and tuning by Samsung owned AKG. The Galaxy Note 8 also turned messages and drawings you created with the S Pen stylus into a short animated GIF to attach to a message.

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The iPhone X is the most impressive handset Apple has ever made. But it's a better choice than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus - its nearest competitor in terms of overall size and quality - if you want to be able to jot things down in an instant and take handsome bokeh photos, as well as splash the phone in water. For that to achieve Samsung might be even ready to pull one of its born-rival, Apple's - Animoji inspired emoticons. The report states a number of companies have been supplying the tech but the plug was pulled recently due to technical difficulties and the Note 9 will have the sensor placed at the rear of the device too. The speculation was short-lived, though, as we have known since November that the phone will not have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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In total, Samsung phones running Experience 9.0 are also getting 239 brand new emoji, featuring those rolled out last March in Unicode 5.0. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will debut on February 25. Then, it was speculated that Galaxy S9 would be Samsung's first phone to have an in-display sensor. Apparently, Samsung has something similar up its sleeve for the Galaxy S9, and the report also mentions several other potential inclusions.

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