Samsung Galaxy S9 to get stereo speakers and 3D emoji

The Bixby button should have a place too

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 is mere days from being announced and just when you thought nothing more could be leaked, we’ve got another story for you. This time it’s stereo speakers, 3D emoji and a Bixby button that have slipped out into the limelight.

Now that the new Samsung Galaxy S9 is being tested by networks ahead of its impending release, there are more ways for it to leak. So Korea’s ET News has found out about some of the new-old features, that are coming (back) to the new Galaxy S9.

Stereo speakers, they’re a classic but they’re not going away as the S9 will allegedly come packing a pair. Interestingly, this will be spit with one at the top of the phone and one at the bottom. This is a way to tackle the issue with the Galaxy S8 where it’s too easy to cover the speaker when holding the handset where the minimal bezel of the Infinity Display leaves very few holding options. According to SamMobile we can expect Dolby Surround and tuning by Samsung owned AKG.

Samsung will apparently be following Apple’s lead that it started with the iPhone X and Animoji. The Galaxy S9 should feature new 3D emoji that use the front-facing camera to allow you to adapt them using facial expressions.

Finally, Samsung will allegedly put the Bixby button on the Galaxy S9 to allow people to get quick access to activate the smart personal assistant.

Expect to hear everything about the Samsung Galaxy S9 at the big reveal on 25 February just ahead of MWC 2018 and until then check out all we know about the phone here.