500 Although Samsung showed his Emoji ARs for the first time during the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S9 ,…
Although Samsung showed his Emoji ARs for the first time during the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S9 , the Korean manufacturer has been working on this technology for a long time. And is that the Asian firm just got a patent to use the AR Emoji when making video calls.
To say that the patent was requested in 2013 and would be closed for a Samsung device that had a 3D camera, so the Samsung Galaxy S10 would be a strong candidate to allow use AR Emoji in video calls.
It has been the Patent Office of the United States who has granted this new patent to Samsung to be able to use avatars in 3D when making a video call . And beware, the idea of Samsung is quite good since it would save bandwidth when making this type of calls.
When the manufacturer introduced the Emoji AR, many thought it was a cheap copy of Apple’s Animoji technology. But this patent shows the opposite. The Korean giant wants combat bandwidth problems when making video calls using an avatar
In the patent they indicate that “Existing video communication systems typically require high bandwidth and intrinsically high latency since full-frame sequences must be generated and compressed before transmitting the signal to the other device” , in addition to the fact that people do not look at the camera because it is not integrated into the screen.
In this way, Samsung knows that we need a system that allows us to make video calls showing our facial expressions in real time while reducing the bandwidth necessary to make this type of calls. And this is where the AR Emoji to make video calls using an avatar and reducing data consumption.
With this system, when using AR Emojis to make video calls, on the one hand we reduce the data consumption and on the other we get the interlocutors to look each other in the eye without having to worry about looking at the camera.
The idea of the patent is create a 3D mesh model for each of the interlocutors in the video call. Once this avatar has been created, the information will be sent to each of the devices so that they only have to update the avatar’s visualization depending on how we move or gesticulate, which significantly reduces the necessary bandwidth.
Obviously this system to use AR Emojis in video calls is focused for situations in which there is a limited bandwidth. A really good idea for, for example, to be able to make quality video calls in developing countries that do not have the necessary infrastructures to support the necessary bandwidth that allows to make a conventional video call.