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

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Usually, fake smartphones imitate handsets originally made by big companies like Apple or Samsung, but sometimes smaller vendors are also having troubles in this regard.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

Related phones

Find 7
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
N3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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27 Comments

1. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

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

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

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Xiaomi will fight back by copying their copied phones.

5. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 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

4. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 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.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

21. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 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.

15. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

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

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.

6. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Ironic, Chinese got trolled by Chinese.

7. adecvat

Posts: 626; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

9. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

And they copy Apple, Samsung? Hypocrite!

18. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Oppo does not and will not copy.

22. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Why are you so sure?

25. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

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

10. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Chinese copy of a Chinese phone, Chinaception??

11. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I thought Oppos are fake too, faking fake devices?

14. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Why they are fake. What exactly did they copy?

12. Jazbec

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Ultimate trolling :P

16. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I saw a fake N1 at a mall last week.

17. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Was it the Polaroid selfie?

20. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

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

27. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

23. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

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

24. bahadurhussain

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 20, 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.

26. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Sit and drink pennyroyal tea, Chinese companies :)

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