Will we see Oppo in court, suing over the rotating camera on the Polaroid Selfie?

Will we see Oppo in court, suing over the rotating camera on the Polaroid Selfie?
Polaroid introduced a new smartphone at CES and the device might end up being displayed in a courtroom before it gets to retail channels. Here's why. The Polaroid Selfie uses a rotating 13MP camera that looks remarkably similar to the rotating 13MP camera on the Oppo N1. The problem for Polaroid lies in the fact that Oppo has a patent on the design and has not licensed it to Polaroid or any manufacturer. We don't have a law degree, and we don't portray an attorney on television, but it would seem that Polaroid has stepped on some legal toes here.

The Polaroid Selfie features a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. An octa-core CPU (most like from MediaTek) powers the device. 2GB of RAM is on board with 16GB of native storage included. Unfortunately, if you need more storage, you're out of luck since there is no micro SD slot on board.

Besides the Selfie, Polaroid also revealed some other smartphone models ranging from 3.5-inch to 5.5-inch models. Unlike the Selfie, these are all powered by quad-core processors and feature Android 4.4 on board. Polaroid did not release much information about these phones

The Polaroid Selfie is expected to launch in the U.S. and Canada this Spring. That is, unless a court order prevents this from happening. Oppo's statement on the matter says that it "reserves the right to take further legal action." Check out the entire statement from Oppo, printed below.



source: AndroidCommunity

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24 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Is Oppo a chinese company?

11. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Was Polaroid expecting nobody to notice their phone is identical to the Oppo N1?

2. Cheezwiz

Posts: 499; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

So, chinese companies are shameless in their aping of other companies design, but look what we've got here, a chinese company upset that the same thing happened to them.

3. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The difference is though that Oppo has very well self designed phones and doesn't ripp-off from other companies. They have the right to sue them over this.

18. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 2013

HEY OPPO,,, maybe you should sue Motorola too, they copied you and released the A830 in 2003. LOllllllll

22. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You don't get it do you? This Polaroid is a blatant copy of the Oppo N1.

23. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 2013

See post #20

4. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Oppo is actually one of the more reputable Chinese companies. They're absolutely not running around copying whatever they can get their hands on. And in this case, look at the two devices, the Poloroid Selfie is nearly 100% IDENTICAL to the Oppo N1. If Oppo sued for just a rotating camera I'd disagree with them, but copying THIS blatantly obvious is hard for me to let go. And I'm generally against patent lawsuits in general.

6. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1090; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

well said. +1

19. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 2013

Motorola A830 year 2003

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1090; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

would you please care to elaborate when did OPPO copied other company`s design ? listen to yourself how stupid you sound.

10. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

The stupid logic in this one is strong

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope they get zero cent and get struck with a massive legal fee.

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Now this is a real blatant copy. They should have at least changed the size and position of the motorised rotating camera pfft

9. BobWellington

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Really, Polaroid? How the heck did they think they'd get away with that?

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol, what a blatant rip-off...

13. GeekMovement unregistered

Wow, what was polaroid thinking?

14. anubis13k

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Having a rotating camera is not a new thing, I remember having a rotating camera on a Samsung sch flip phone back in 2004/5

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

They're suing because the two phones look almost exactly alike.

20. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 2013

So if you discard the camera on both phones, they look like every other square touchscreen. Moto should sue all of them, A830 year 2003

24. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Dude, stfu, they look nothing alike.

16. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

So no one in their office thought this looks exactly like the Oppo N1, or bothered to change even part of the design?

17. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Should we call Polaroid a "cheap American copycat" from now on? I think we should. Go, Oppo!

21. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Finally chinese maker eat their own medicine.. :-)

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