Galaxy S9 Animoji clones tipped to copy iPhone X

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Well, the answer is that Samsung's next flagship phone in the Galaxy series, S9, is said to adapt the most popular feature of Apple's iPhone X, the 'Animoji feature'-but in its own, different manner.

The placement of the fingerprint scanner still irks - it could have been much better located - and the facial / iris recognition on the S8 pales in comparison to Apple's Face ID.

It'll include stereo speakers, reports ETNews, a change that will allow the phone to compete with the LG V30S that's also rumored to be getting stereo speaker treatment.

Even though Apple's flagship only boasts one front-facing camera to execute on Animoji, Samsung's 2018 flagship appears to pack in two front-facing cameras. For those who haven't experienced this feature it, it basically takes your facial expressions and mirrors them onto an "emoji" character.

However, it seems certain those snapping up the new Galaxy S9 range this spring will receive it as standard. Although Samsung hasn't given any reason for doing this, the Samsung-centric website claims there's a new firmware in the works and will be released sooner than later.

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Samsung will apparently be following Apple's lead that it started with the iPhone X and Animoji.

The report states that a number of sensor companies have been supplying Samsung with in-display fingerprint sensors, but commercialization has been delayed due to "technical difficulties".

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at an event on February 25 and until then, we can only speculate about their latest device.

Samsung may also switch from Foursquare to Google for the augmented reality feature of Bixby Vision which enables the service to provide information about landmarks close to the user. So Korea's ET News has found out about some of the new-old features, that are coming (back) to the new Galaxy S9.

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