Unicode Emoji 12.0 was officially announced today. Included in the release are 59 new emojis including mechanical body parts, an otter, sloth, waffle, ice cube and more.
In addition to the new emojis 171 variants will be added to existing characters to offer a wider selection skin tones.
The new standard is scheduled for release March 5th where smartphone manufacturers and operating system providers can incorporate the full standard in all its 2019 glory.
You can check out a full list, as well as provided imagery of what you can expect the new emoji to look like here.