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Samsung Galaxy S9 Is Now Getting The Donald Duck AR Emoji

Disney and Samsung confirmed a new update for the Galaxy S9's AR Emoji feature. Donald Duck finally joins Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with more familiar characters to come in the future.  ( Samsung | YouTube )

Collaboration between smartphone manufacturers and other companies is quite common these days. The Samsung Galaxy S9, for instance. receives another Disney AR Emoji update, Donald Duck included.

When Apple revealed the iPhone X last year, one of its accompanying features was the so-called Animoji. The app gave iOS users new ways to interact with their fellow users on the same platform. Not to be outdone, the South Korean firm welcomes the short-tempered mallard as he joins Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the manufacturer's flagship smartphone.

Who's Copying Who?

Apple's efforts to promote its new Face ID technology led to the development of the animated emojis that aped the user's expressions. Despite the criticism it received, the new gimmick proved to be popular. As all eyes shifted to Samsung when it unveiled its 2018 flagship smartphone last month, consumers were either surprised or expectant that the handset would come with a feature akin to the competition.

However, unlike the one on the iOS device, users can apparently create 3D avatars based on their looks, which can be further customized later on. Moreover, the recording time allotted for the feature is not limited to a few seconds, which makes it a better option over its competitor.

No Signs Of Stopping Soon

Sources confirmed that the Disney AR Emoji partnership with Samsung does not end with Donald Duck. It seems like Galaxy S9 users are about to receive a lot more in the future, from beloved franchises such as Frozen, The Incredibles (possibly soon to help promote the animated feature), and more.

This might be an ongoing cycle of new characters as the studio releases more movies and animated features in the coming months.

Getting The Update

There are two ways to grab the update to add Donald Duck into the Galaxy S9. For users that already have Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse on board, the process is very simple. The handset owners can click on the Galaxy Apps icon to launch the program and download the update for the AR Emoji.

Another way is through the default camera app, which requires users to enable AR Emoji shooting mode. A click of the + button followed by another click of the Mickey Mouse thumbnail will open the app wherein the update can be downloaded as well.

Now that the update is finished, owners can take the new character for a spin to send messages or pre-recorded animations.

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