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Oppo is worried about the rise of fake Find 7 and N3 smartphones

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Oppo is worried about the rise of fake Find 7 and N3 smartphones
Usually, fake smartphones imitate handsets originally made by big companies like Apple or Samsung, but sometimes smaller vendors are also having troubles in this regard. China's Oppo, known for striving to make unique devices, is one of these smaller vendors.

Recently, Oppo's been discovering a rising number of fake Find 7 and N3 smartphones. According to SoyaCincau, 644 cases of counterfeit Oppo handsets have been reported in Malaysia alone, and the problem is likely widespread in other Asian markets (including, of course, China).

Obviously, Oppo is looking into this, and hopes to solve the issue, which, according to the company, "rips off the consumer and provides shoddy products, and we truly cannot accept any cheating cases to our customers." Oppo vows to take legal action after it finds "any unethical parties and counterfeiters."

Both the Oppo Find 7 and Oppo N3 are available in various regions around the world since last year, with the latter being the newer model (featuring a motorized rotating camera that Oppo is rather famous for).

A safe advice, if you don't want to end up owning a fake smartphone (regardless of brand) is to always buy your gear from official brand stores, or authorized resellers.


via: SoyaCincau

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posted on 01 Feb 2015, 01:18 4

1. cdm283813 (Posts: 389; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


It would be funny if the Chinese copy Xiaomi. Taste of their own medicine.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 01:43

2. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i can see a phone war starting since the chinese are now going after there own , i see another sony hack but against the fakes and it will cripple there software systems and shut them down. or governments will get involved saying they will no longer do business and ban all goods if they are not allowed to sue them. and stop the fakes. all it does is hurt the tech world fakes get out and people get the wrong idea of a os hint hint android people dont understand there are many android types low mid and high then ultra high

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 02:05 14

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Xiaomi will fight back by copying their copied phones.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 02:14 1

5. afraaa (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is how world goes .. if you keep copy like poor oppo stole omni rom to bring kitkat to their out of mind customers !

taste your own medicine copycat .. how does it taste ? hahahhaha . i really enjoy

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 02:12 1

4. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Your phones are being copied and sold for a lesser price because that is how you should price you phones oppo. Sell it half the price so it will not be copied.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 08:14 2

13. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Yes and ignore the start up costs, legal costs, price costs, advertising cost, and fme right if they might pay more for workers instead of 50cents a day workers...

It is the people who buy stuff that have no regard for why it is so cheap is the problem and will continue to be the problem on all developing worlds.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 19:30

21. DONUT (Posts: 427; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


I agree with @elitewolverine Oppo spends crazy amount of money of marketing in my country (Singapore), they have big ads at major prime locations, and they have huge displays at all telcos.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 09:57

15. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Not sure where you live. But in my country (Sabah, Malaysia) they are inexpensive. Less expensive than your typical smartphone brand.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 17:14

19. stealthd (unregistered)


Uh, no. The problem is China's culture of copying the government's reluctance to do anything about it. It was fine when it was just companies copying other nation's products, like iPhones, BMWs, etc., but now they'll start to see it hurting local companies.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 03:24 1

6. Spedez (Posts: 451; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Ironic, Chinese got trolled by Chinese.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 05:03

7. adecvat (Posts: 274; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yaw dog i heard you like Oppo so i made a copy of your copy so you can Oppo while you Oppo.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 05:55 2

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Lots of fake xiaomi phone but failed, people are smart and rather go for online purchase instead

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 06:07

9. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


And they copy Apple, Samsung? Hypocrite!

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 12:29 1

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


Oppo does not and will not copy.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 21:15

22. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Why are you so sure?

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 07:08

25. DONUT (Posts: 427; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


have u looked at Oppo phones? they dont look like iPhones, or Samsungs. Oppo is quite innovative actually

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 06:56 2

10. uchihakurtz (Posts: 377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Chinese copy of a Chinese phone, Chinaception??

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 07:18

11. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 567; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


I thought Oppos are fake too, faking fake devices?

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 09:52

14. xperian (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Why they are fake. What exactly did they copy?

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 07:19

12. Jazbec (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Ultimate trolling :P

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 09:58

16. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I saw a fake N1 at a mall last week.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 10:07

17. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Was it the Polaroid selfie?

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 18:04

20. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


It was the iNew V8. Exactly looks like it but the specs are not.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:47

27. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I've heard about it. As far as I know, iNew is a very tiny company, Polaroid can't use the same excuse and that's frustrating.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 22:00 1

23. goldentopman (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Dec 2014)


The fake OPPOs might have beebn made by XIAOMI or HUAWEI in order to sabortage the reputation of OPPO

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 00:27

24. bahadurhussain (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


You know what they say, you reap what you sow. It's a Chinese company and Chinese are known for making fake copies of iPhones and Samsung phones. Oh the irony.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:34

26. LikeMyself (Posts: 440; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Sit and drink pennyroyal tea, Chinese companies :)

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