Will we see Oppo in court, suing over the rotating camera on the Polaroid Selfie?
posted by Alan F. / Jan 10, 2015, 11:08 AM
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.
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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.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 11:20 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 11:35 AM 12
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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.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 11:40 AM 9
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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
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 3:13 PM 0
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They're suing because the two phones look almost exactly alike.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 4:24 PM 0
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