Apple copying Samsung copying Apple — that’s one way to look at Memoji, which is a new form of Animoji that you design yourself. Similar to Samsung’s AR Emoji feature on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, you can create your Memoji with a selection of hairstyles, skin tones, glasses, hats and the like. And as you’re building your Memoji, you can see your virtual form take shape in real time, emulating your movements and mannerisms. Already, we think Memoji look smoother than Samsung’s stilted and unnatural Animoji.
On iOS 12, four new Animoji join the party — tiger, T-rex, ghost and koala. Then there’s the strange, strange addition of Tongue Detection, which is exactly what it sounds like: You stick out your tongue, and your Animoji (or Memoji) will as well. If you send selfies to a friend in iMessage, you’ll also be able to superimpose your Memoji over your head in a picture. (Image Credit: Tom’s Guide)