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Samsung is updating its AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9

Samsung debuted the AR Emoji feature in its Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships earlier this year, an attempt to respond to Apple's Animoji included in the iPhone X. While some might have seen it as a gimmicky feature that the company wouldn't care much about, there have been a few additions to the feature since its launch.

Now, it seems as though even more improvements might be coming to AR Emoji, as Samsung has announced yet another update. This time, rather than adding new emoji, the focus is on improving the creation and customization of custom emoji.

For starters, users will be able to adjust facial features of the automatically generated emoji after taking the picture, including the shape of their face. There's also a new My Emoji Editor section that will allow you to adjust the characteristics of previously created emoji, including eyes, cheeks, lips, and more.

The face-tracking technology has also been improved with a 65% increase in "landmark detector" points, making it easier to identify and track features such as eyes and lips more accurately. Lastly, the frame rate for AR Emoji has also been boosted, allowing them to more naturally reflect your movements.

While the usefulness of a feature such as AR Emoji is certainly debatable, those who do see it as a fun means of communication will most likely be pleased with this update. Specific details regarding the rollout of the update weren't given, but users around the world should be getting it over time.

Via: Engadget

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