Vivid Photos: Samsung Tipped To Be Working On Apple’s Live Photos-Like Feature For Galaxy S7

What is fair and what’s not is up to Samsung and Apple regarding implementation of Live Photos feature for its upcoming Galaxy S7. Samsung although signed a deal with Apple in investing around $7 billion in producing OLED displays for future iPhones and just after that the South Korean firm reportedly settles in news that it is going to bring its own Live Photos alternative into its upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship in the form of “Viviv Photos”. Details aren’t scarce anymore can be checked out after this jump.

First and foremost Apple introduced Live Photos with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in October 2015, where the inclusion adds a dynamic nature to captured images same time by grabbing 1.5 second of video and audio. Live Photos quickly became one of the best and favorite feature embedded within Apple’s smartphones. As usual, Samsung, according to a report really wants in on that action and will mimic Apple’s Live Photos feature in its new yet-unannounced Galaxy S7 hardware.

If that’s the case then we’ll be going to see a big competition between Samsung’s Vivid Photos versus Apple’s Live Photos initiative. Number of sources are suggesting that Samsung is already involved in production and testing phases of a Live Photos-esque feature that will ship with the Galaxy S7 later this year. Sources also suggests that the South Korean-based Samsung is open to the fact that it may need to run with the S7 launch as scheduled, and throw the additional feature to the handset later as a software update. Clever!

Apparently, Samsung has not yet decided on which name they’ll go with, could be Timeless Photo and Vivid Photo are two, being used internally for the feature which is in its development and testing phase. Samsung is unlikely to go to market with either of those titles, where the combination between ‘Vivid memory’ and ‘photo’, and it will be more interesting to see exactly what they come up with from a naming convention perspective.

Idea may have come following the popularity of Live Photos, but it seems Samsung will however add its own slant by ditching the capture of audio on the dynamic images that it captures. If you are unknown about Samsung’s Vivid Photos, will not capture sounds, added to the report. Removing audio will essentially allow Galaxy S7 device owners to share their “Vivid Photos” via social networks as a GIF file eliminating the need for different platforms to work on a support system, unlike Live Photos.

Dynamic photos may already made it to marke thanks to HTC’s Zoe, but Apple’s decision to run such feature in the 2015 flagships has turned it into a sought after mainstream feature. Apart Live Photos-alternative, Samsung is also tipped to add 3D Touch like feature into the Galaxy S7 smartphone, which is yet another feature already present in iPhones.

(Source: Android Geeks)

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