Samsung Galaxy S7 to have a version of Live Photos called Vivid Photo?

Samsung Galaxy S7 to have a version of Live Photos called Vivid Photo?
The Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both have a feature called Live Photos that Apple added with the release of its latest handsets. The one and a half seconds before and one and a half seconds after you press the shutter on the camera are recorded on video. The result is that by pressing hard on a picture using the feature, the image seems to come to life.

A report published today indicates that Samsung is planning on adding a similar feature to its upcoming flagship phone. While the feature is being developed for the Samsung Galaxy S7, it might not be ready when the phone is shipped and could end up being included in a future software update. The Galaxy S7 is expected to be unveiled on February 21st during Samsung's Unpacked event. This will take place the day before MWC 2016 opens in Barcelona.

According to the report, Samsung will name the feature Timeless Photo or Vivid Photo. Unlike Apple's Live Photos, Samsung's version won't include audio. This will allow Galaxy S7 users to share their moving pictures on Facebook as GIFs. Facebook is in the process of rolling out support for Live Photos on its iOS app.

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source: AndroidGeeks

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64 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All I can say, is 3... 2... 1... popcorn.

2. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

First time on nokia lumia living images :D Before apple :D Let bring WP fans in fight

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

And this is why i will keep using adblock on iPhone_arena

8. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Not sure that i got the joke... I use it too, but i don't get it

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why bother supporting such a bunch of apple fanatics (via ads) when apple already pays them to be bias?

20. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Smart, I get it now

34. Nopers unregistered

Unfortunately neither of them know about this website, or exist.

46. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I think WP fans are pretty cool, can both Android and iFans act more mature?

10. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I'm bored of popcorn, cant we eat something else now ha

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nachos???

43. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

With extra cheese and lots of jalapenos!

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrr.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Samsung had this since S4. It was called animated GIF. This is just renaming. You can download it in your galaxy phone by camera > mode > download andinstall the animated GIF module. http://1drv.ms/2327lzq

15. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I have been using this since S4 came out.

23. nique0201

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

well not exactly.... this is a still image that shows video prior to and after the initial capture... just like Zoe was... a gif is a bunch of stills that just replay over and over again... the cool thing about this is that it can be on all your photos and adds a deeper element to it i loved this feature on my HTC one. I like that its becoming mainstream now because i want to be able to send them through a regular MMS and someone be able to see the "Live" aspect of it.

51. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah, but it's close.

31. izgmoen

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 14, 2016

Wow dude lmao in almost a years time since I've had this phone, I never knew the s4 had that feature. You think this was a precursor for apple using live photos?

38. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Wow dude lmao in almost a years time since I've had this phone, I never knew the s4 had that feature." Just-as many are unaware of many jailbreak and android features... "You think this was a precursor for apple using live photos?" That's the explanation of many jailbreak and android features appearing on their stock device. They deeply explore features in the jailbreak/android community, pick a few and advertise them like no other, making illiterates aware of the feature...nothing wrong with that, always good to have options and competition. Just irritating how hypocritical they can be, suing others for what they themselves are just-as guilty of, and having websites like iPhonearena here supporting such acts by falsely crediting stolen features as their own.

64. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

No, the lumia living images were. Apple just ripped off Microsoft and Nokia.

47. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Exactly.. Sammy and Sony have this for a long time now

4. nique0201

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

hope they bring it to the note 5..... the 6.0 android has a feature similar with its burst shot on the new nexus... so i wonder if we'll atleast get that after the 6.0 update to our note 5s

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Apple implements Zoe Capture from HTC and calls it "Live Photos" > no iPhonearena headlines http://phandroid.com/2015/09/09/iphone-6s-new-features-vs-android-phones/ Samsung implements the same thing and calls it "Vivid Photo" > iPhonearena credits it as apple's original idea... Old news.

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

HTC borrows it from Nokia, no news. Nokia borrows it from 3rd party devs, no news. Everyone steals. Socialism kills.

29. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Okey so the credit goes to Apple's marketing team making people aware of the usefulness of this feature

60. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Ignorance ain't good

21. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Where's the "iPhone 6s comes with it's version of Zoe Capture" headline? Or why not name this Samsung's version of Zoe Capture instead of Live Photos? Oh right, it doesn't matter when it's apple borrowing the idea...

30. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lol! You need a headline? You're just nitpicking because you're too coward to admit that your Samsung is having the "same" feature which was done right by Apple. Apple implemented = others will follow. Byeeee!

32. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nothing more nitpicky than iphonearena falsely crediting stolen features as apple's origniality. "feature which was done right by Apple" Yeah, when apple copies it, it's done right even though they changed nothing besides the name...typical iHypocrite.

55. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Android is Ratchet and it has more viruses and malwares than a swine flu outbreak..........!!!!!

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