Apple kickstarted at industry-wide trend once again when it launched Animoji with the iPhone X in 2017. Since then, many of Apple's neat little trick have come up with their own versions of animated emojis. This includes Samsung's AR Emoji (augmented reality emoji) as well, although it is not a copy of Apple's Animoji.
Though AR Emoji made its debut on the Galaxy S9 / S9 +, it soon turned into a staple feature on Galaxy devices across price points. The Korean company has steadily adding more options and making improvements to AR Emoji with the launch of every new flagship device. Accordingly, the Galaxy S10 lineup also introduced new features like Mask mode, Mini motion, Live figure, and more. The latest version also brings updated editing tools that help users to customize their emoji avatars.
As of now, AR Emoji is mostly limited to messaging apps on social media, but the team has the bigger plans for it. In a Samsung Newsroom interview, the Galaxy S10 AR Emoji team shared their thoughts, among other things, about new use cases for emoji avatars. AR emoji into “personalized visual assistant” in Bixby. For the latter, the team gave the example of AR Emoji avatar holding an umbrella for weather updates in Bixby.
The team believes AR Emoji wants to help users become familiarize with AR technology. ARoji avatars as the best way to represent yourself in the virtual space.
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