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Samsung copied Galaxy S7 for the Live Photos of the iPhone 6s and calls it “Motion photo”

Samsung has developed for its new flagship Galaxy S7 features Live analog Photos – the photos and video elements created using the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In the version of the South Korean manufacturer called Motion photo.

The Live Photos first debuted in September 2015 at the flagship Apple’s smartphone. The basis for it is taken a 12-megapixel picture, and before and after 1.5 seconds it recorded with motion and sound. Function initially demonstrated the possibilities of 3D touch technology in new iPhone. When you press the display picture turns into a short video. Live Photos can be viewed on other Apple devices including Apple Watch and Macs with OS X El Capitan.

As it turned out, a similar feature is now available in the flagship smartphone Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge. While Samsung has not told about it during a presentation last week. Motion photo is in the camera settings Galaxy S7 next to the settings for video recording, on-and off-grid, features focus tracking, etc. interestingly, the Samsung “live photos” are recorded only until the button is pressed. Default Motion photo is in the off state.

Unlike Live Photos “live photos” Samsung does not capture the sound and can be exported to any sites in the form of GIF images. In December of last year, recall, the social network Facebook announced the native support of “live photos” of Apple.

Before the launch of Galaxy S7 rumors that Samsung will not be limited to copying only the “live photo” in Apple. It was assumed that the flagship model of the new South Korean smartphone will have a discriminating effect of pressing a display similar to the 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s. However, because of difficulties with coordination of hardware and software from it was abandoned.

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