Polaroid Selfie smartphone imitates the OPPO N1

At CES 2015, Polaroid — a company known for cameras — stepped into the smartphone business. Among different models on display, one that caught everyone’s attention immediately was the Polaroid Selfie smartphone. Why did it caught everyone’s attention? More details about that after the device specifications.

Polaroid Selfie smartphone imitates the OPPO N1

Not much is know about Polaroid Selfie smartphone‘s specifications. What we know is that it’s a beast with a large 5.5-inch IPS display and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is expected to have a Octa-core processor, probably one with a MediaTek chipset. There will be a 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory but no microSD expansion slots on the device.

Coming to the reason why Polaroid Selfie smartphone caught everyone’s attention, is its design. Polaroid Selfie has a design that is unique but quite familiar. It is familiar because it imitates many aspects of the OPPO N1’s design. Unfortunately for Polaroid, OPPO N1’s rotating camera design is patented which could result in tension between OPPO and Polaroid.

Here’s what OPPO has to say about Polaroid Selfie smartphone‘s design.

It was recently reported that the Polaroid Selfie smartphone released at the CES 2015 has a remarkably similar design to the patented rotating camera phone OPPO N1. However, OPPO has not licensed the design of the rotating camera to any third parties, nor has us done that in any OEM way. We will continue to keep track of the event and reserves the right to take further legal action.

OPPO is committed to delivering our customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises through meticulous designs and smart technology. OPPO holds strong respect to intellectual properties and any innovation of technology and design. Sustainable innovation sits at the core of our business, and has made OPPO being a mostly talked new brand in the mobile industry.

OPPO does not stop here with the rotating camera on N1. An upgraded model, the N3, was launched in late 2014 featuring a motorised rotating ‘selfie’ camera, which could rotate for 206 degrees and makes new shooting modes like auto panaroma possible. Perfect for hands free selfies!

 via: GSM Arena


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