Oppo says its Screen Flash was available before Apple's Retina Flash

Oppo says its Screen Flash was available before Apple's Retina Flash
As you know, on Wednesday Apple introduced Retina Flash. Designed for the 5MP front-facing cameras on the latest iPhone models, the new feature turns the phone's display into a True Tone flash for selfies. According to Apple, the flash will auto-adjust the white balance to enhance natural skin tones. Retina Flash will provide a light that measures three times brighter than the display's maximum brightness level.

As it turns out, Oppo wants to get its due. The manufacturer's Indian Facebook site says that its similar Screen Flash gives selfie snappers a light from the screen to brighten "even the darkest areas." According to the manufacturer, this feature has been available on the Oppo R7, Oppo R7 Plus, Oppo R7 Lite and the Oppo Mirror 5 before it was unveiled for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus on Wednesday.

Oppo does take a dig at Apple. The message on the Oppo India Facebook page makes it clear that its Screen Flash is now being "flaunted by others as Retina Flash." And so no one misses the point, the post shows an image of both Screen Flash and Retina Flash side-by-side.

As usual, the days following the introduction of the new iPhone models are usually the time when other manufacturers try their best to take on Cupertino. It is a losing battle though. Ask any number of consumers which phone came out first with a flash for selfies embedded in the handset's display, and 99 out of 100 will say the Apple iPhone 6s (or Apple iPhone 6s Plus).


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source: OppoIndia

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88 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Guess what? Blind iFanboys will say that Oppo is copying. But remember, first come first serve. Just like Huawei being the first smartphone manufacturer to offer Force Touch technology on their smartphone.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Nah, both need to thank Apple for being in business. Second, the Apple was first with forced touch. Get some medicine for that bu**hurt!

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Apple was first with force touch on their smartwatch, we're talking about smartphone here. Stop drinking that Apple kool aid and get some medicine for that ignorance. Be a man and don't censor that word when you're also ironically acting like that as well. Butthurt. NOTE: The word 'Butthurt' is not a bad word

26. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Force touch is force touch regardless if it's the watch or the phone. Also, is this so called phone even out or going to be out before the iPhone? Can you buy it now? Dolcelax is on sale at Amazon. Get it while supplies last!

37. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

These have been out for several months.

73. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So by your logic multi point touch and capacitive touchscreens are multipoint touch and capacitive touchscreens whether they're on a smartphone or not. Given that, Apple was not the first for either technology.

12. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol you can't read. Just look at the recent articles.. Oh you can't you read.

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

You can't read***

13. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Apple being in business last years , is the biggest disaster in the tech Word. And no. Even in this force-touch-BS they were not first.

18. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Nah, Apple is doing nothing but playing Catch-Up for the past few years. iOS can now have extra options for photos, documents, and menus. Now they have a 12mp camera. Now, finally, split-screen and minor multitasking on the iPad and an electronic stylus with pressure sensitivity. Yay. They caught up to 2012 and have the same battery life as their previous model.

27. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Besides lately they are playing catch-up only on minor things. On the real tech they can not compete because they don't have R&D there. Just buy old cheap tech and sell it premium price. There is the profit. Thanks to the faithful zombies

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Talk to me when one of the companies come out with a game changer like the original iPhone, not some software feature.

74. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So Apple hasn't had anything game changing since the first iPhone.

92. Kyonkanno

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Remember how Steve Jobs said that no one was going to buy big phones? What phone do you use now? I bet an iPhone 6 plus. Who do you have to thank for that 5.5 inch screen? (or 4.7 if you have an iPhone 6) Give me the pleasure of reading from your fingers, tell me the nameos the company that changed the game on screen sizes?

47. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

No, they caught up to 2013 already. Look at those "innovative new" fatures :D

50. pedling

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

No, Peratech is the first that invented Force Pressure Touch, and is has been available since 2010, Nintendo DS2 and WII U has these pressure sensitive screens..

68. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

75. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Pretty sure samsung uses force registration in their note series... arhhh bummer......

102. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

the note stylus can recognize over 2000 different levels of presure, the stylus senses presure and relays that info to the phone. force touch technology using the screen directly has been available for android devices for some time. I had it on my note 4 but found it to be much less accurate and less user friendly if you will than the tap/long press system I have been using for years so I did away with it

16. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

it was lg's device to offer it first

32. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

you hav got serious mental problems Kruze.Feeling sorry for you.

48. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

ZTE was the first...

63. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

But "retina flash" sounds amazing and tempting. The magic world "Retina" always work , no matter that means NOTHING.

58. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i still dont get it, how, these sheeps still bow over the iphone, but thats cool, they go buy that amazingly innovative device, we get real innovations, with latest specs. i am so hyped, cant wait 29 september, its going to be either nexus or htc in my pocket!

80. FluffyBled unregistered

Well no, it's Oppo's "fault". They don't pay tech sites or spend on marketing like apple does!

91. engineer-1701d unregistered

guess what it was an app before that and before that i have been writing about making the screen the flash since the gs3 face unlock came out since it cant see your face in the dark. still pointless selfie crap. cant wait to hear about the people getting beating and killed over this screen flash. i see little 14 year girls in the movies 2 row doing selfies during the movie and videoing it asx well

101. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I don't think people are blind, but iFans are not stupid either. Apple phones are manufacture in China. If you don't see what's going on here, you are the one really blind. The people manufacturing Apple's devices are calling their momma, cousins, and dog, whatever. Essentially, these laborers are spies for the Chinese firms. Are you really are so naive not to believe so? If so I have a bridge I want to sell you. Is funny every time Apple comes out with a new feature, the Chinese OEMS have, too. Apple has to be diplomatic, essentially is all about money, but the rest of us don't have to pretend.

2. maherk

Posts: 6768; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Should we expect another article with a poll about whether we think Lenovo is copying Apple or not? Wouldn't be surprised of you did tbh

15. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

They need poll for every Apple's "magic". How otherwise they will make it popular , and "new trend"??

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I can't comprehend the last paragraph though... I'm stuck in believing whether the article votes in favor of Apple or OPPO. But lately, it's become a circus here.

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