We can Animoji, too: Samsung Galaxy S9's front camera to have “3D stickers” alongside the “Intelligent Scan”

We can Animoji, too: Samsung Galaxy S9's front camera to have “3D stickers” alongside the “Intelligent Scan”
So, Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are coming up and, judging by all the rumors, they are shaping up to be a hot pair of top-shelf smartphones! Of course, Samsung has long been known to throw everything trendy and a pinch of futuristic tech into its devices. It's worked great for it so far — the Galaxy S line has held the top spot for Android flagships for quite some time now.

Of course, Samsung is no stranger to also borrowing some features from its fierce competitors — you want to stay in the game, you arm yourself. And the latest leak, courtesy of SamCentral, shows us that the company has been working hard on a Face ID-like face-scanner and Animoji-like “3D Stickers”.

To clear some things up — Samsung has had face scan on its phones since last year. However, this new feature will be called “Intelligent Scan”. By using both the iris scanner and the face-scanning capabilities of the selfie camera, Sammy will be able to provide a fast, secure lock mechanism, which would reportedly work both in dark and bright conditions. Also, it will unlock the user's phone immediately — no need to swipe on the display or interact with the phone in any other way, aside from looking at it. So, a very similar type of operation to Face ID.

3D stickers — well, that sounds pretty self-explanatory. Last year, Samsung had “stickers” in the camera software, which find the user's face and put an animated augmentation on top of it. Kind of like Snapchat's lenses or Instagram's face filters. Samsung's adaptation, however, is decidedly two-dimensional. This year, we might see full-on 3D masks, a-la Face Rig, MSQRD, and yes — Animoji.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are about to be unveiled on the 25th of February and the leaks are already piling up. We do hope that Sammy still has some surprises up its sleeve.

source: SamCentral via VentureBeat

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16 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Grabs popcorn first.

2. torr310

Posts: 1609; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Animoji is just a gimmick starting from Apple. Samsung follows again! Boo!

4. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

From device design (paid $980M in lawsuit) to Animoji, Samsung has copied everything lol

10. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I guess you get paid for being a pshee

12. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Yeah.

3. surethom

Posts: 1560; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

With face id on Samsung & iOS do your events have to be open or can someone unlock your phone using your face while you are asleep?

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The X you can set it to have live interactions so that you're eyes have to be open in order to unlock the phone if you so desire. I only use iris scanning on my note 8 as thats the most secure way to unlock a phone to date.

7. SammyFanBOY

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2018

Your events have to be open :D

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

This sticker is very old, Xperia phones have it for years

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1497; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Seriously?

11. CHP19

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 23, 2017

If it truly uses both facial scanning and iris it's going to be far more secure than Face ID. That's not copying, that's improving on something.

13. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I think Apple is not one who should argue about 'following', as being a follower of face recognizing

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