AR Emojis are one of the features Samsung was pushing at the launch event for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, because it simply had to respond to Apple’s Animoji somehow. And now you get some new characters to play with if you enjoy AR Emoji-ing yourself.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse are available, and right on time as today is the official release day for the S9 duo. Samsung says Disney characters are coming to life in an augmented reality setting for the first time ever. You can download Mickey and Minnie from the AR Emoji mode inside Samsung’s Camera app.
But wait, there’s more! Other characters from “favorite Disney films” including The Incredibles, Zootopia, and Frozen will be rolling out to the S9 and S9+ throughout the year.
AR Emojis use “deep learning and facial recognition technology to map more than 100 facial features to produce a 3D replica, allowing users to create fun, customized messages to send to friends”, Samsung’s press release says. You get 18 pre-set stickers using the standard AGIF file format, so they can easily be shared with anyone, regardless of what smartphone they have. Sadly, Mickey and Minnie aren’t included in those 18 yet.
If you love AR Emojis so much that you can’t bear the thought of looking at your phone without seeing one, good news: you can pin any one of them to your Always On Display.