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Lenovo S90 "Sisley" now official with a shameless, iPhone-like presentation

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If you thought that the practice of copying Apple was limited to mostly no-name manufacturers, then you were probably surprised to see Lenovo, the world's third biggest handset maker by market share, chime in. We're, of course, referring to the Lenovo "Sisley" S90, a shameless copy of the iPhone 6, save for some minor differences in design. 

But obviously that wasn't enough for Lenovo, for the way the S90 was presented on its website also reminds an awful lot of the way Apple presented the new iPhone 6. And when we say "reminds", we really mean "copy" – from the angles at which device renders are showed off, down to the chosen highlights, all of it looks a whole lot like Apple.

For those of you who wonder, the S90 is otherwise a decent device. It's got a 5-inch, 720p AMOLED screen, a super-thin, 6.9mm body, a quad-core Qualcomm processor, and 1GB of RAM. The shooter at the back is a 13-megapixel unit and there's also a generous, 8-megapixel selfie snapper at the front. The device is powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will retail for 1,999 RMB in China (~$327 equivalent).


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posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:20 9

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Oh china......great at imitations

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 06:25 10

16. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


China = A synonym of corruption and copycat.
Never trust any Chinese company.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 08:59 1

34. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


CHINA CHINA CHINA!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 11:58 2

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


Yeah, they're making android look cheap! they destroyed Sony and now they're after Samsung .. they just copy and sell cheap .. no originality no durability .. nothing

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 16:00

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


The subtext actually says "More beautiful than beautiful".

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:26 6

2. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


They forgot to put the Touch ID button on it. Companies like Leveno and Xiaomi have no shame at all.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 06:35 4

18. wildfiregt (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Actually Xiaomi is making better phones than apple. And besure iOS7 and iOS8 got a lot inspiration from MIUI

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:57 1

28. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Not MIUI but rather Flyme UI that has been around for a long time. Even the 128GB internal storage and body design of iPhone 6 was inspired by Meizu.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 11:48

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


lol. yeah like apple cares about your miPad.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:33 3

3. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Shameless copy, no doubt. Probably a better phone, though...!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:41 7

4. luis.d (Posts: 329; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Come on, boys! Let's sit down and discuss a phone named "Sisley" :p

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:27 6

10. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well ok, "Sisley" is shameless BUT also an improve version of the iPhone 6 design. Spec-wise is ok...

Maybe the name is there to go in line with recent Tim Cook's news...

(disclaimer: taste may vary depending on the eye of the beholder. Comments are mostly for entertaintment purposes, no offense intended)

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 06:26 5

17. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I know many hate Apple, but please, stop being idiot.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:30 2

25. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


no hate... just havin fun.. relax

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 08:34 1

30. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


But really making fun of his sexuality is funny to you , then by all means keep doing it .

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 08:41 1

32. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I was not making fun of anybody sexuality... just the name of this phone and its look.

If whats written was misunderstood or I expressed myself in a wrongful manner, then I apologize... but people shouldn't take those comments so seriously...

Common, there are jokes in the internet about the holocaust, putin, north korea, and people don't get offended... but they actually should be angrier than some ramdom dude complaining because I mentioned Tim Cook in my comment...

And if it pleases you, I will report my own comment for moderation! good day.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 10:43 2

41. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


This phone looks better than the Iphone

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 11:50

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


oh ... the sisley?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 17:15

59. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 528; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Yeah it looks better than iPhone but substandard device.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 06:40 3

19. vivek_ananda (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


"Sisley", does that mean its for Sissies?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:41 1

26. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Yep, ya'll fandriods should go get one!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 15:31 2

53. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Youre already holding the phone they coppied. so youre basically calling yourself a sissie. GOOD JOB. lol.......

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:43 4

5. ancellim (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


This is si(riu)sley a blatant copy!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:48 6

6. eggimage (Posts: 79; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


lenovo totally butchered IBM's Thinkpad and turned it into garbage. What more do you expect from them? originality? lol.. please

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 09:03

36. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Agreed. But the ThinkPad X1 was pretty darn sharp!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 15:59

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


Literally.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 04:52 1

7. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1104; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Lenovo y u do this ._.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:12 1

8. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


lenovo thats very sissey of you copying apple

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:25

9. uchihakurtz (Posts: 368; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Maybe they're trying to send a message or something, copying blatantly and naming it 'Sisley', sissy name?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:30 2

11. cnour (Posts: 745; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Normal, they are imitating the best phone in the market. Do you imagine that they will imitate a Nexus or a Samsung??????

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 09:23 2

37. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No they imitate the best selling phone, not the best. There is a huge difference there.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 11:49

45. cnour (Posts: 745; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Explain please?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 15:33

54. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


"best phone on the market" HA!! I laugh at your ignorance.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 11:53

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


oh.. a Nexus or a Samsung and specially a Samsung tops Apple in every department .. apart from design my phone does EVERYTHING better than apple. hey, it's not 2010 anymore .. isn't apple the one who said that phones should not exceed 60mm in width .. oh ..

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 11:55

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


and by the way b!rd brain, the iphone whatever is the best selling phone, NOT the best phone. check the Note 4.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:31

12. Monoo (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Really?? Do you have any idea how long it takes to get a phone on the market (ie designing, prototyping, tooling, production)? Do you really think it's possible to do it in less than 2 months? I was expecting better from Phonearena.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:02

21. cnour (Posts: 745; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Don't forget the leaks of iPhone 6 dated from 8 months ago. I was expecting better from you.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 12:04

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


lol there are always id!ots who have thoughts like this, and you sir are the id!ot of the day :)

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:33 4

13. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


HOLY F**** THEY EVEN COPIED APPLE`S WAY OF ADVERTISING THE PHONE ! LOOK AT THE PICTURES !!!!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:36 2

14. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


well they might be the world's third largest phone manufacturer.. but they're still Chinese. I'm happy that they've at least ironed out the protruding camera.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 05:46

15. pegasso (Posts: 274; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


is this S90 Sisley an exact copy of iphone6?
will it be compatible with iphone6's 3rd party cases?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 06:54

20. leonmbj (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


meizu is prettier

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:06

22. fsusb (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Entry level version of iphone6

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 15:37

55. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


iPhone is entry level of all devices. get it right.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:10

23. fsusb (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Lenovo is late...
Apple just came earlier...

In copying htc.
Lmao

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 08:01

29. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Both of them are late. Meizu beat them by a year.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 08:40

31. genkidama20 (Posts: 52; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All is fair in love and war. It seems like a good phone with some efforts to improve on the iPhone. It's much more affordable, camera sits flush, and more bendable? I'd buy one.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 08:44

33. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


apple also shameless copied htc design, and make it more worst of that fugly antenna band. so calm yo tits, some prefer that design but with android in it, heck I wished apple do an android OS with their design, (yes, it is absurd) apple are good in designing since 5s, but they blew it off with iphone 6, the front is beautiful but back is horrid.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 09:00

35. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So is Apple gonna sue Lenovo for copying their trade dress as they called it when they tried to sue Samsung?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 09:30

38. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Only if it comes out here I think. The stupid thing is that the U.S. courts allowed Apple to use the original Galaxy S as evidence despite it never being realeased in North America without drastic design changes. The North American variants looked completely different.

Also the stupid US courts allowed them to sue for Galaxy Nexus software, which Samsung didn't even design.

So it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Apple sued Motorola for the X and showed these Lenovo ads saying they are the now the same company and somehow won. That is how pathetic the U.S. legal system is.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 10:08

39. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


I don't know why Lenovo copied iPhone 6 design. They could even design phones with their own originality like the K900, Vibe Z, & Vibe Z2 Pro. I guess their design management just want to knock off some jokes? (>.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 10:28

40. heyhoa (Posts: 26; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


I won't buy this. It's not bendable..

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 10:48

42. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Xiaomi and Lenovo makes the Iphone better than Apple,their versions are better looking than Apples, their renders are what it should have looked like in the first place. Apple should hire them for their designs.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 12:06

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


hahahahahahahaha you made my day. like apple cares about these brands anyways. I guess Tim Cook must be laughing now in his office looking at the phone. free publicity, and chinese brands cheapening android more. thanks china.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 10:59

43. amcasper (unregistered)


At least the camera is flush with the back. Better design that iPhone, but worst specs.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 13:22

52. FAKEPERSONA (unregistered)


Now i know why Apple used iPhone 4s & 5s, where 's' stands for Sissy...

Don't know, if they had used "Sissy", Apple might sued Lenovo for patent infringement...

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 15:45

56. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


it's very stupid for lenovo to copy other manufactur design. people buy brand product because they have class like sony, samsung, lg. where is their pride as one of the bigest phone manufacture?

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 03:37

60. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Still better than iPhone (even though Chinese phones are the worst...)

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 10:20

61. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


There is absolutely no way to look at it without thinking it's an iPhone running Android... just like looking at Joe's O's without thinking it looks like Cheerios...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 10:14

62. atultec (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Feb 2015)


This is fully copied iphonic smartphone , but its lacks apple charm . Check out at Atultec.org , comparative study.

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