The Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both have a feature called Live Photos that Apple added with the release of its latest handsets. The one and a half seconds before and one and a half seconds after you press the shutter on the camera are recorded on video. The result is that by pressing hard on a picture using the feature, the image seems to come to life.
A report published today indicates that Samsung is planning on adding a similar feature to its upcoming flagship phone. While the feature is being developed for the Samsung Galaxy S7, it might not be ready when the phone is shipped and could end up being included in a future software update. The Galaxy S7 is expected to be unveiled on February 21st during Samsung’s Unpacked event. This will take place the day before MWC 2016 opens in Barcelona.
According to the report, Samsung will name the feature Timeless Photo or Vivid Photo. Unlike Apple’s Live Photos, Samsung’s version won’t include audio. This will allow Galaxy S7 users to share their moving pictures on Facebook as GIFs. Facebook is in the process of rolling out support for Live Photos on its iOS app.