Samsung Prepping Live Photos Parallel for Galaxy S7

January 20, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung is gearing up to mirror one of the most talked about features of last year from its rival, Apple. The South Korean manufacturer is reported to have the reply for Apple’s Live Photos shot up in its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone.

Rumored Vivid Photos, Samsung’s live picture will take almost all cues from its rival feature, except for that it won’t pay any attention to the ambient sounds.

Unlike Live Photos, Vivid Photos won’t have the audio captured, and will only have the video-like moving imagery played when it’s clicked.


In effect, this would feel similar to watching a GIF; obviously there will be a sleek flow of the live images though. But its similarity with GIF playback will also bring some merits for it, and one among those is the easy integration with other services like Facebook.

The social media had previously introduced Profile Video services, following which it had to tweak a bit to incorporate Live Photos. But that won’t be an issue for Samsung as Facebook already offers support for GIF images.

The Vivid Photo, which is also tipped to be named as Timeless Photo, is still in the works, and will be arriving in time for the launch of Galaxy S7. It’s also expected that the feature will be rolled out to other devices from Samsung in the form of an update later this year.

Galaxy S7, one of the most anticipated phones of early 2016, is expected to get launched during March, with some of the top expected features being Force Touch support, a metallic unibody design and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. A rendered image of Galaxy S7 was recently spotted online which hinted that the device will feature a bump on the rear camera.

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