Emojis found on Samsung devices differ from all other emojis. This is because Samsung’s designs have bigger details. Examples of this would be the facial features of their smileys. Samsung’s eyes are bigger than the smileys of other brands. The beads of sweat featured on their emojis are also of a bigger size. Samsung’s own UX design team is responsible for these nuances. The team carefully engineers and designs over 1,000 symbols of Samsung.
History Of Samsung Emojis
Samsung began to design emojis for its mobile devices in 2010. In keeping with its reputation as an industry pioneer, 8 years after releasing its first set of symbols, Samsung unveiled one of its most significant innovations at the Mobile World Congress last February 2019. Samsung revealed to the public one of the most highly anticipated Android phones of the year, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. This line of phones had its first-ever AR emoji feature.
Widely seen as a response to the iPhone’s popular Animojis, Samsung’s AR emoji gave its users the chance to create an animated, digital version of their face. Once the faces were in animated form, Samsung’s AR emoji feature also gave its users the chance to record their facial expressions.
In terms of emoji designs, Samsung’s biggest ever emoji update happened with the release of the Galaxy 7 Note in September 2016. Unveiled as a successor to the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy Note 7 featured 496 new emojis, including unique emoticons like the Crossed Finger emoji. An illustration of an index finger crossed over its middle finger, the Samsung version of the Crossed Finger emoji featured an additional finger.
In August 2019, Samsung experienced another milestone in the world of emojis with the release of its Samsung One UI 1.5 software update. The first device to carry this release is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Among the additions in this update is an option to change the skin tone of the various women, men, and gender-inclusive people that were holding hands.