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Doogee says phone makers need to stop copying the iPhone

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Doogee says phone makers need to stop copying the iPhone
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Doogee sent out an email the other day to gizChina, with a new manifesto. The company says that smartphone manufacturers need to stop manufacturing handsets that look like the iPhone, with those rounded edges. Doogee says that this desire to be different is what pushed the company to use square corners for its upcoming Doogee F5.

The Doogee F5 features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5-inch screen, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 401ppi. Under the hood is the MediaTek 6753 SoC, which includes an octa-core CPU and the the Mali-T720 MP3 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside. On the back of the phone rests a 13MP camera, while a 5MP snapper adorns the front of the device. Keeping the generator humming is a 3000mAh battery that supports 5V2A fast charging. A fingerprint scanner is on back, and allows you to navigate to different areas of the phone depending on how long you keep your finger on the scanner. Keep your finger on the scanner for half a second and you're taken to the home screen. Keep it on the scanner for 1.5 seconds and the "Recent Apps" menu will open

With 4G LTE connectivity, the handset will launch next month at a price of $149.99. Besides the low value price, which certainly doesn't look like the price tag on the Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus, one look at the phone reveals that Doogee is not joking about its desire to stop copying Apple. The company says that designs need to be diversified. The F5 is just one model however, and we will have to wait and see if Doogee continues to avoid copying the iPhone with its future models. A lot will be determined by how well the Doogee F5 sells.


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source: Doogee via gizChina

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