Samsung users will finally get the latest emojis with the launch of the Galaxy S7

The middle finger emoji is finally coming to Samsung

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Samsung fans have another reason to look forward to the upcoming launches of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, because they'll finally get access to some of the latest emojis.

Samsung users haven't had an emoji update since the Galaxy S5, which was released in 2014.

Soon, they'll get a fresh batch of emojis from the Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 releases - including the middle finger, unicorn and taco.

There's no different skin tones among Samsung's emojis - although the police officer and dancer are black (Pic: Emojipedia)

However, As Emojipedia (the pre-eminent internet emoji authority) reports, users still won't be able to change the ethnicities of their emojis, as they can on iOS.

Apple brought in a new cast of ethnically diverse emojis in April last year, allowing users to change the skin tone of any of the human characters.

However, in the Samsung update, the only two black emojis are the policeman and the dancer. We've reached out to Samsung to ask if there's any particular reason for the feature being left out.

All S7s will ship with the new emojis, and other Samsung devices will get them with the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 operating system update.

Samsung's done a few things differently with this latest batch - the upcoming 'Wind Blowing Face' emoji on Samsung is a cloud, whereas on most other platforms it's more of a Mother Nature-style figure.

Samsung's take on the 'Wind Blowing Face' emoji (left), and Apple's (right) (Pic: Emojipedia)

Samsung also seems to have missed the mark with the 'Face With Rolling Eyes' - rather than looking expasperated and fed up, as it's meant to, Samsung's emoji looks pretty pleased with itself.

Samsung's 'Face With Rolling Eyes' emoji (far left) is a little happier than the others (Pic: Emojipedia)

Oddly, in the latest update Samsung also seems to have changed the 'Crossed Flags' emoji so it shows South Korean flags instead of Japanese flags.

The old 'Crossed Flags' emoji (left), and the updated version (Pic: Emojipedia)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come out on 11 March. Pre-orders are open now.