Samsung tried to copy iPhone X’s Animoji feature with AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9. While Apple made use of its advanced TrueDepth camera system for Animoji, Samsung’s implementation relied solely on the 8MP autofocus camera at the front. No wonder then that the final results are not up to the mark. Not deterred by the poor reviews of AR Emoji, Samsung is reportedly working with its suppliers on a 3D sensing camera module for the Galaxy S10.
Samsung had a hit on its hands with the Galaxy S8 (and Galaxy S8+) last year, even if it was viewed as a somewhat “fundamentally flawed” handset.
Kuo: Samsung Will Not Use Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner on Galaxy Note 9 Due to Technical Issues
Last year, there was a race among OEMs like Apple and Samsung to get their respective under-display fingerprint technology ready in time for their flagship phones. Things, however, did not pan out as planned and while Apple completely ditched Touch ID on the iPhone X, Samsung had to stick to using the traditional fingerprint scanner tech on the Galaxy Note 8.
The race to the top of the smartphone pack includes the camera(s) in these devices, so rankings are inevitable.
Samsung doesn’t leave an opportunity to take a dig at Apple, so it wasn’t surprising that at the launch of its flagship devices, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the company mocked the iPhone X.
The beginning of the year is pretty busy with new smartphone announcements. Apple isn’t part of that mix, of course, but its biggest competitor, Samsung, certainly is.
Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Exynos chipset that will be found inside its upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung is among the very few Android OEMs that builds and designs its own chipset for use in its devices. However, it also continues to make use of Qualcomm’s flagship chips inside its devices for the U.S. due to modem compatibility issues.
One of the most recurring news elements over the years have been court battles between Samsung and Apple.
Samsung has taken a direct potshot at the iPhone in its latest ad. The 1-minute video shows the smartphone journey of a young guy starting from 2007 who buys the original iPhone.
U.S. District Court Judge, Lucy Koh, who has been part of the Apple v Samsung lawsuit regarding design patent infringement has ordered that there should be a new trial to ascertain whether the quantum of the penalties awarded to Apple is adequate or if adjustments should be made to the amount. As it stands, Samsung is required to pay $399 million as damages for copying the iPhone’s design with a number of Samsung smartphones.