Stereo speakers reiterated for the Galaxy S9, along with '3D emoji'

Stereo speakers reiterated for the Galaxy S9, along with '3D emoji'
Not that it will come as a huge surprise to our regular visitors, given that the alleged retail box of the Galaxy S9 already stated so, but Samsung's spring flagship is again rumored to come with a dual stereo speaker set at long last by today's freshest Korean media reports.
 
That is right, you will finally hear a flagship Galaxy S-line member thunder and roar when loaded with the newest Bruno Mars single! Besides the "tuned by AKG" earphones that the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 also have, the S9 is listed as sporting "stereo speakers," which will again be... tuned by AKG, of course, why would Samsung pay $8 billion for Harman Kardon otherwise.  As to the eventual placement of said stereo speakers - well, given that the S9 may sport even thinner top and bottom bezels compared to the S8, we can only see one at the bottom, and the other doubling as an earpiece. Samsung has a side-mounted speakers history, too, so we'll have to wait and see.

While waxing poetic on the S9's other notable features, like a thinner body, variable aperture camera, or improved Bixby assistant - all of which we've heard before - the source puts the focus on something that Apple could end up pretty miffed about. We are talking about those Animoji-like avatars that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will eventually be able to produce with the front camera kits. 

Those will also be used for face/iris recognition for unlocking the phones, authorizing access, and other biometry shenanigans, but the "3D Emoji" may be the crown jewel for the masses. The source claims they will be more "advanced" than Apple's Animoji, whatever that means, and, the last time we heard, could be called 3D Stickers. Whatever those are, they sound suspiciously like preinstalled talking avatars that mimic your facial expressions, and can be sent like emoticons in a messenger - you know, like Animoji.

source: ETNews

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25 Comments

1. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

3D emoji huh?

2. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

A company that wishes they were better than Apple, but comes in second place every time. Waste of time, and space.

18. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung outsold apple by 102 million phones last year.

19. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And yet Apple still made more money than Samsung.

23. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Samsung caters the need of each person, it doesn't discriminate like Apple only the rich people can have iphones

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Apple making more money, means they sell cheaper tech for more money. If they sell more advanced tech for same money, they will lose the profit. Right??? Right. How do they do it? They do nothing. Well, because of the media, Wall Street, and the snobs. Samsung make phones with the best newest tech, though. And sell more flagship phones with less profit. That's the answer.

27. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I'm sure they could, since they sell how many different models? It's not their flagships giving them any lead, since they're way behind Apple in that category: "The sales data was tabulated by GBH analyst Daniel Ives who notes that iPhone sales for the year 2017 checked in at 223 million units, followed by Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones (33 million)" As for the article, I get the feeling the "stereo speakers tuned by AKG" is just going to be the same crap speaker they use on the bottom placed at the earpiece. Apple at least pays attention to the sound quality instead of using trash

20. dazed1

Posts: 808; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Apple is so much behind, that its not even funny, only an iTard would ever think that they are on top, such fantasy world. They steal every possible feature from 2017 flagships, thin bezels, amoled, fast charging, dual ois, so better shut your mouth,

22. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Everybody knows they're on top, even Samsung, that's why they're copying even the "pointless gimmicks"

26. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Well, Apple is famous for taking ideas from others, making it better (sometimes they really do thar) and calling it their own....so why wouldn't samsung do the same?

5. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

3D emojis now that's innovation, not. Seriously Samsung and Huawei need to stop copying Apples pointless gimmicks

7. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Right, keep copying Apple just make their users feel proud! 3D emoji is not important at all!

25. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup ! But Samsung is hunting for the Apples fans. As soon they turn to Samsung - Apple is done. I hate that. So many wrong moves Samsung did because of that. They almost lost me, if there wasn't Note. But the snobs are the best buyers, and Samsung wants them.(every OEM wants them) Then can slow down and think only about the profit. For decades.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

At least they’re copying the best not other Android OEM’s crap. If you want to compete with Apple you need to be in Apple level.

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1702; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it's a gimmick but it is what stops people from differentiating with other phones. some people want 3d emojis but it's not on their android phones so android makers make it. people wanted 3d stereo speakers so samsung listened as well as having a better design from the s5.

16. gamehead unregistered

"Pointless gimmicks" Damn near everything that isnt calling on a phone is a gimmick. I want all the features

6. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hopefully the S9 gets loud speakers with much fuller tone/bass than the S8. The loud speaker on the S8 is clear but doesn't have rich tone/bass compared to iPhone X. Try to listen to both and you will tell immediately. It's a big difference.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

One thing I wish they would copy is the stage lighting effects... I get some really good pics when shooting in that mode.

9. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Dual tone flash?

10. Chaise unregistered

Just no to 3D emoji. Most gimmicky feature ever.

11. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

3D emoji soon will come to all Android devices lol.

21. dazed1

Posts: 808; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

So? do you imbeciles ever think how things work? it does not matter if something is good, whats matter is how popular and how much you sell from it, you can sell - so android manufactures just follow the SALES leaders.

14. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Why would anyone over the age of 12 give a f**k about emojis?

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