Polaroid has been in the tablet business for quite some time now. In fact, Polaroid is already selling tablets in the Philippines. At the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Polaroid showcased the Polaroid Selfie, a smartphone with a rotating camera just like Oppo’s N1, N1 Mini and the new N3.
- Octa Core Mediatek processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 16 megapixel rotating camera with autofocus and LED flash
- HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Polaroid vs Oppo?!?
It seems that Oppo is not happy with Polaroid’s new smartphone. It clearly copied everything from the Oppo N1 and the N1 Mini. Polaroid may be facing legal problems here. Oppo, on the other hand, issued a statement:
“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!”