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Apple's protruding camera is the butt of Xiaomi's joke

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Apple's protruding camera is the butt of Xiaomi's joke
Even well before the Apple iPhone 6 had been introduced last September, we had seen a leaked picture of the device supposedly snapped by a Foxconn employee. The thing that stood out the most on a CAD image of the model, was the protruding camera on the back of the handset. The photos leaked by that employee proved to be the real thing. In other words, we got to show you what the iPhone 6 would look like a good 6 months before the phone was unveiled.

The protruding 8MP snapper is the subject of a new video joke produced by Xiaomi. The latter's recently announced Xiaomi Mi Note features a 13MP camera with OIS that is flush with the surface of the phone.

The video, starring Xiaomi president and co-founder Bin Lin, shows the protruding iPhone 6 camera getting hit with a frying pan until it turns into the flush rear camera on the Xiaomi Mi Note. You might not be rolling over with laughter, but the video got a great response when it debuted at Xiaomi's new product introduction last week. At that event, the Mi Note phablet was unveiled revealing its 5.7-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution glass, Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB of RAM. Also introduced was the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro with a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 CPU and 4GB of RAM.



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source: Xiaomi via HardwareZone, Soyacincau

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posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:45 6

1. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


LOL nice way to bank on Apple's mistake.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:48 18

2. vishalvenky (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


so he means to say that their phone is the same as apple without a protruding camera.? seriously i couldn't find the difference when he lifted Xiaomi..
PS:not an isheep.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:11 14

11. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


You'll have to hold it, see it and feel it. It's definitely not an iPhone clone. Just like the Mi 4, many people called it an "iPhone clone", but when you try it in real life, you'll realize that it looks nothing like an iPhone. And their Mi Note Pro is no exception, because even if you didn't try it in real life, you'll see that it looks nothing like an iPhone. You can clearly see the differences between the Mi Note Pro and iPhone 6 in their designs.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:13 1

21. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


how is it that it looks like an iphone but when you hold it, it doesn't? it's an iphone copy, everybody knows it everybody says it. from average people to tech sites. *cough* MiPad *cough*.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 05:56 1

30. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


weight probably

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:11

12. nedooo (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


No just sheep, rounded back glass panel...all modern smartphones have similarities and differences...

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 05:55

29. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


.....kinda think u Aaarrrrreeee

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:52

41. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 803; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Better to have Mi note than spending 3 times the price for an iPhone. And that too will be obsolete in 2 years. Better save some money for family.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:49 3

3. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Love it nice I really like the note pro the 810 and 4gb nice

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:51 3

4. dmakun (Posts: 319; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Lol! Well this ad proves that Xiaomi takes a "critical look" at the iPhone when producing their devices.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:59 6

27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1429; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Of cause everyone takes a critical look at the iPhone when producing devices...Nobody wants to get sued over having rounded corners, Apple's patented protruding camera and malleability.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 05:56

31. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


lmao Thank you!!!

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:54 3

5. ravipotter (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


I'm not sure that's a good ad. In a way they are ridiculing themselves, suggesting that it was nothing but an iPhone clone.

If Xiaomi wants people not to compare/ treat it as an iPhone clone, first they themselves should stop doing it.

Best decision would be to fire away who ever proposed that ad.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:55 1

6. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)


Mi note is powered by snapdragon 801 and mi note pro has snapdragon 810..Typo i guess

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:03 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No typo I think coz same type of mistake is done by others also. Again Mi Note is not 64 bit.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:57 4

7. vuyonc (Posts: 993; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Kinda beating a dead horse.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 05:57 1

32. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


i see what u did there!!! :-D +1!!!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:07 1

9. Bondurant (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Xiaomi's Mi4 had a protruding camera too. Only in the new Xiaomi Note 2 they copied Huawei Honor 6 camera and saved the embarrassment.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:19 1

22. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol at the xiwawomi copying hawawi .. they don't know what to copy anymore they're copying each other now

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 10:16 1

39. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Maybe you could try using copy and paste instead of embarrassing yourself with horrible spelling.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 00:27

44. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


hahahahahaha.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:10 3

10. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Xiaomi's camera is horrible when it comes to the color reproduction...while iPhone's 8MP shooter is one of the most accurate smartphone cameras in the world!

How pathetic xiaomi is...

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:20 1

15. Iodine (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Yep - bigger camera = better camera (with the same available tech).
I really love that less than 1mm "ugly bulge" that makes some amazing pictures. They could go thinnet no problem look at iPad Air 2 and it's 6,1 mm non protruding camera you got 8 Mpix and wide apperture.... But just 1,12 micron pixel instead of 1,5 ( almost 80% bigger pixels) in the iPhone - a huge downgrade.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:05

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 20092; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Rite bro, those camera's are awesome! Beautiful pics, great vids, crisp time lapse, tite slow mo. The editing tools are fantastic, I see why, no wait, I use why it's so popular :D

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:23 2

24. shahrooz (Posts: 717; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Everybody knows iPhone's camera is anything but accurate! It produces warm colors which is nice to look at but it's not accurate.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:14 6

13. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


LOL...good job, Xiaomi!

Mi Note Pro > iPhone 6

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 01:33 2

19. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Any example?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 01:45 4

20. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


in your dreams.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 05:58 1

33. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


go home

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:21 3

23. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I'd rather own an iphone 4 but not a xiwawami.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:34 4

26. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Cool, but I'd rather own a Xiwawami instead of an iPone.

We all have our own preferences, and I like Xiwawami.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:18 2

14. GeekMovement (Posts: 2155; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Would be so awkward if the camera quality wasn't as good lol...

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:31

16. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


scam china

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:42 1

17. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


You wanna scam China? Do you know that scamming will get you into jail?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:52

18. willard12 (Posts: 1560; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


So will Facebook.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:28 1

25. shahrooz (Posts: 717; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Xiaomi is on the right track, they are gaining so many haters as you can see in comment section, which is a nice thing to have in smartphone industry.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 04:04

28. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Apple can't do $hit about this. Number 1 company can't do $hit,that's pathetic.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:42

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 20092; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They don't need to do anything about it, check the sales numbers. #1 company duhh.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 06:30

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 20092; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I bet Apples sales numbers aren't the butt of Xaiomi's joke.

Men lie, women lie, numbers don't. Jigga!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:36 2

36. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


You'll know you're on to something, when haters starts targeting you,Go Xiaomi..

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:37

37. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


You'll know you're on to something, when haters starts targeting you,Go Xiaomi..

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:59

40. pauldmps (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


The Redmi 1s has a protruding camera. What about that?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 07:44

42. mptripper (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


Xiaomi camera software mediocre at best. I'd rather take the bump

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 14:29 1

43. razraptre (Posts: 168; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Lumia 1020 was beaten to death over its protruding camera.

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