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

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GOOGLEUsers in Germany France and Poland are reporting Oreo is now available on the S8

Other than having an improved narrow-bezel display and a powerful chipset, the Galaxy S9 will reportedly borrow a feature from rival Apple to attract customers. The publication claims that Samsung's 3D emoji are more advanced than the iPhone X's animoji. Nearly 10 days before the official announcement, we hear that the company is bringing in Animoji, which will feature tech superior to that of Apple's TrueDepth camera at the front.

Asian news outlet ETNews reports that Samsung is working on a feature it describes as a sort of 3D Emoji function, which is exactly what Apple's Animoji are. Face unlock or "Intelligent Scan" is also highly expected by the company which will complement the latest chipset from Samsung. The Galaxy S8 introduced stickers you could attach to your face, Snapchat-style, to turn yourself into a carrot-chomping bunny, a kerchief-wearing cowboy and so on.

Even when the update does become available it's likely that those who took part in the beta will get it first with Galaxy S8 owners who purchased devices directly from Samsung getting Oreo soon after.

The idea of an in-screen fingerprint scanner has been thrown around for a while thanks to phone rumours, especially where both Apple and Samsung are concerned. But now, the Korean smartphone making giant is not directly copying a feature but slightly adapting it. However, it could adopt an Animoji-like feature to keep pace with Apple and generate interest in a phone that's rumored to be very much like last year's model. Now, a user manual has surfaced on Samsung's official website that reveals a new wireless charger that has seemingly been designed for the Galaxy S9. The report mentions that the Galaxy S9 will tout dual speakers with one placed at the top and the other at the bottom of the handset. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will debut on February 25.

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