Among the laundry list of features that Samsung’s 2018 top-tier smartphones are packed with, an interesting one is AR Emoji. As its name suggests, the feature uses Augmented Reality to map users’ facial expressions and create an animated emoji, which can then be shared with other users. The feature, which was originally limited to Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9, recently made its way to the flagships’ respective predecessors as well. However, it seems that Samsung doesn’t want to keep animated emojis limited to just its flagship smartphones.
According to a SamMobile report, Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo is getting a new OTA update that brings AR Emoji to the lower mid-range smartphone. That said, these AR Emoji are quite basic and don’t work in real-time like they do on Samsung’s flagships. If the Galaxy J7 Duo is indeed getting AR Emoji support, it’s quite likely that Samsung will eventually bring the feature to its other mid-range smartphones as well.
The report further mentions that the update also includes Android security patch for the month of November 2018. Interestingly, this makes the Galaxy J7 Duo the second Samsung smartphone to receive an Android security patch ahead of schedule, after the Galaxy J7 Prime started receiving it earlier this month.
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Bearing firmware identifier J720FDDU3ARJ3, the update weighs around 480MB in size. However, as is always the case with over the air updates, it may take a while to reach all Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo units out in the wild duo to the staggered rollout. In case you have the smartphone and want to manually check if the update is available, you can do so by heading over to the ‘Software Update’ section in the smartphone’s settings.