Back in February, Unicode Consortium revealed the final set of emojis that will be coming to next-gen iOS and Android OS versions as a part of Unicode 11.0. But the availability date was not revealed. Now, it has been confirmed that the new set of emoji characters will be arriving as soon as June 5, which is coincidentally a day after Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote event. This also makes it highly likely that Apple may showcase some of the new emojis it is bringing in the new version of iOS, namely iOS 12, at the keynote event itself.
It is worth adding here that June 5 is the date when Unicode releases all the new emojis to vendors like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Samsung and others. It is up to these vendors if they choose to keep or eliminate certain emoji characters in their OS platforms. They also have different timelines to rollout these emojis. We may see them coming with iOS 12 or Android P when they start rolling out to users later this year.
Unicode 11.0 has as many as 157 new emojis for smartphone, tablet and anyone who basically uses an on-screen keyboard. There also are a total of 2666 emojis available.
It is worth adding that out of these 157 emojis, 66 are the ones that will be made available for the first time ever. Rest are the variations of the existing ones. The new set of emojis include Woozy Face, Hot Face, Pleading Face, curly hair, bald head, super villains and other emojis.