With Apple adding a host of new features to its Animoji app this fall, Samsung has outfitted its AR Emoji imitator with the ability to create more realistic digital doppelgangers.
The update gives the user more control over customizing his personal AR emojis with my Emoji Editor. The tool allows users to customize head shape, skin color, hair, ears, eyes, lips, cheeks and other facial features to get a digital copy that looks more like their own.
Samsung has also improved face tracking by increasing Landmark Detector points by 65% and increasing the frame rate. This leads to animations that reflect users more precisely and smoothly.
Seen by some as a blatant attempt to copy Animoji, Samsung AR Emoji allows users to create not only original animations, but also animations from popular Disney characters, such as The Incredibles, but the app also allows users to create Bitmoji songs. create similar digital caricatures of yourself to share with others.
Apple has since responded with its own virtual clone feature, called Memoji, which is probably Samsung's attempt with charming Pixar aesthetics and support for FaceTime surpassed, driven by the accuracy of its TrueDepth camera.
These updates were pretty predictable, as Samsung generally tries to keep up with Apple, but it's still not enough to outdo the quality of Apple's overall experience.