With the introduction of the new Emoji 5.0 standard back in March 2017, last year has seen a ton of new emojis. To be precise, a total of 239 new emoji characters have been introduced. Samsung with its Android 8.0 Oreo based Experience 9.0 has already provided all these new emojis to their users.
However, the emojis don’t look exactly the same as the standard 5.0. They have been redesigned by Samsung but do correlate to the ones in the standard. This means that whenever a Samsung user sends an emoji to another user he would himself see the redesigned one, whereas the receiving party would see the standard one.
This addition to the Experience UI was first spotted and reported on by Emojipedia. The report states that almost all of the new emojis have received at least a minor revision, to give them a similar look and feel to the previous emojis present in the Samsung ecosystem. The 239 new characters added include new things, new genders and skin tones.
One of the things that can be appreciated is that the company has introduced much more gender neutral emojis this time. There are many non-human emojis also like – a brain, a giraffe and a sandwich.
Currently, all these new emojis are only available along with the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI, which has only been rolled out to the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus, that too in select regions. We expect Samsung to roll out this new UI to its other smartphones soon. Until then you have to make do with all of the old emojis which are currently present on your devices.