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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Polaroid's new Selfie smartphone faces legal trouble with Oppo

Following the hustle and bustle taking place at CES 2015, Polaroid
somehow managed to slip through the cracks with its latest Selfie
smartphone. The Polaroid Selfie rocks a familiar hardware design, which
features a rotating 13MP camera.

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The phone is built around a 5.5" IPS display of 720p resolution and
under the hood has an octa-core CPU in a likely MediaTek chipset, 2GB of
RAM and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. Internal storage is 16GB, but
there's no microSD card slot for further expansion.

That's all we have regarding specifications of the Polaroid Selfie.
However, because of the phone's design which is an obvious Oppo N1
rip-off, the company might face issues with the creator of the original
rotating camera phone.

Here's the Oppo statement regarding the matter in full.

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

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