Animoji can now capture you sticking out your tongue. You can also FaceTime with up to 31 of your closest friends in just a single call.
The high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone is coming later this week with some sort of an Animoji-like feature in tow, alongside a long overdue Mi Band 3 wearable.
It was rumored to be one of the dragging factors that kept the iPhone X from getting out to customers with the other iPhones last year.
Whether you find the AR Emoji feature on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ fun or creepy, at least you can now lend your movements and expressions to Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
'3D Emoji' is probably not the final name of Samsung's Animoji-rivaling technology, but it could be one of the most buzzworthy features of the fast-approaching Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Apple is focusing on quality assurance in its software updates and has reduced the number of features that would've been in iOS 12... but here's one of note.
Anyone with a performance-throttled iPhone will be able to turn off the "power management" feature in the upcoming iOS 11.3 update. AR improvements, new Animoji and Health Records are also coming.
To avoid future Face ID production woes, Apple has set aside no less than $390 million for a new Finisar VCSEL manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas.
The front-facing TrueDepth cam on the iPhone X is responsible for Face ID and Animoji, but a 2019 rear-mounted 3D sensor could take AR to the next level.
The company made an app in 2014 that converted emoji into looped animations that could be sent over iMessage. With the iPhone X, there's a threat.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo believes that it will take Google or whoever else two-and-a-half years to get up to Apple's TrueDepth level.