Samsung's Galaxy S9 Expected to Copy iPhone X's Animoji Feature

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  1. DNichter macrumors 604

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    They put it in a phone. That's the invention.
     
  2. forerunnerg34 macrumors 6502

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    Samsung S10 Will copy the notch, it won't do anything, it will just be there.
     
  3. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816

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    The Animoji “feature” is about the only thing they can copy. However I somehow think Samsung users will be buying an S9 on that basis somehow. Gimmicks are just that.
     
  4. jdclifford macrumors 6502

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    EXACTLY! (the same one's Samsung's been using on its Galaxy S phones for a few years now)
     
  5. Moorepheus macrumors 6502

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    HAHAHA, you can not be serious....
     
  6. thekeyring macrumors 68040

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    It’s not missing, you’re choosing not to see it because they no longer have a master salesman presenting new products.

    Remember, FaceTime was introduced as Apple inventing video calling. If Apple introduced it now, no one would swallow this - everyone would say they were just baking Skype into the Phone app!

    You’re right about there being no brand new inventions. But, in a world full of ideas, Samsung seems to implement an idea just as Apple has made it a flagship feature. Their reason for settling on an existing idea seems to be because Apple has chosen it. Apple’s reason for settling on an idea is because it makes sense for a product.
     
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    That's what's called true innovation these days! Can't wait for Google revolutionize it by copying it yet again for Pixel 3 XXL!
     
  9. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Did that really need to be copied? Besides, the animations will have to be sent as low-quality video or gifs over SMS, I presume since Android phones don't use iMessage.

    Glad to be a Nexus/Pixel buyer. But watch Google go and add this feature later this year. :rolleyes::p
     
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  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Regardless of all the ‘Who is copying who’, I think it’s to demonstrate how technology is changing with the Cameras and how facial mapping is expanding with technology like this. I don’t really blame Samsung for having something similar, when it at least shows they can offer something similar in their product line and keep it competitive between smart phone manufacturers.
     
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  13. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    The majority of iPhone device users can't do this anyway because it requires a notched device. Apple didn't think about opening this feature up to their large installed base by using the camera. We're certainly not going to buy a new phone just to do this one trick.
     
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    And meanwhile we're still stuck with 1970s battery tech...
     
  16. alphaswift macrumors regular

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    I kind of wonder why Samsung would bother investing in a tech only used by 13 year old girls.
     
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    Wasn't the lawsuit over just the name though?
     
  19. rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    It is way funnier to see how Samsung is even copying the event invitations now.

    Their whole marketing has even changed to come across more Apple-esque.
     
  20. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    anyone use animoji beyond november 2017?
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Probably not. Heck, it sure has never been a deterrent for Apple.
     
  22. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    Doesn’t surprise me, they will probably try and copy Face ID at some point as well. The same pattern will happen during the keynote one of their cringe worthy presenters will say something bashing Apple while introducing the S9 only for Apple to come out in September and release a better phone that sells and is much more popular. Its s been happening for years the same pattern every year.
     
  23. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    If Apple didn't patent it, it means someone invented it before Apple. Apple just copied those filters from Instagram
     
  24. Jean Claude macrumors newbie

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    Galaxy S9 Plus will reportedly copy one of the iPhone X's most popular features "among thirteen year-old girls" ... there, I fixed it for ya.
     

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