If you’ve been getting a bit envious of your friend’s new iPhone 6s because of the Live Photos feature, then fret no more. Rumors are flying about that Samsung is developing a similar feature that will capture a few seconds before and after you take a photo to make a pretty cool GIF. And if all goes well as they develop this tech, then the upcoming new flagship, the Galaxy S7, will be debuting this feature when it’s released this March or in a software update later this year.
The live photos feature isn’t exactly something new, since HTC’s Zoe Capture was already doing it before. But of course Apple “made it cool” and now Android users are wondering when such a feature will come to their devices. Well Samsung wants to be ahead of the game (well, after HTC technically) as sources are saying that software engineers are already working on this feature so that it can go live on the rumored new flagship.
If the feature doesn’t make it in time for the launch in March, it will be rolled out later this year as a software update. Sources aren’t sure yet about the final name, but it may be something in between Timeless Photo or Vivid Photo. But the difference between this and Apple’s tech is that it will not capture sound. The reason for this is that so the photos can be shared on Facebook as GIFs, since the social network juggernaut already supports GIF sharing, unlike what’s happening now with Live Photos.
While specs for the Galaxy S7 aren’t final yet, Sammy fans are already pretty excited about it. Some early leaks are saying it will have a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, either a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 processor, 4GB RAM, 32, 64 or 128 internal storage, plus a 12MP main cam and a 5MP front cam. Also, it will come with Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box, so that’s something too.
VIA: Android Geeks