- Vendor: SoftBank
- Version: 2001
- Release Date: Jan. 1, 2001
- Emojis: 471
Changes in this release include an increased pixel count for each emoji, resulting in more detail and smoother curves and gradients.
This set was commonly in use on SoftBank devices during 2001 and 2002, and records show it first existing as early as July 2000.
Note: Each emoji has been mapped to its modern Unicode codepoint, despite this set existing prior to Unicode emoji standardization.
About SoftBank Emojis
SoftBank is a Japanese carrier which had its own emoji set for the years 2006—2016. Apple's original emoji font was designed to be compatible with this set due to iPhone being a SoftBank-exclusive phone when first released in Japan.
In 2016 Softbank announced they would be switching to Google emoji designs on phones supporting Android 7.0 or above. SoftBank no longer releases updates to this emoji set.