Counterfeit Find 7 and N3 phones turn into a cause of concern for OPPO

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Makers like Apple and Samsung have for long been playing whack-a-mole with every shanzhai aka clone maker that pops up in China. However, these clone makers have of late found another favourite, in compatriot company OPPO.

What’s funny is that not only do no-name, no-address companies in China make clones of OPPO phones, even the likes of Polaroid have given OPPO cloning a shot. This menace has apparently grown to a level that called for the company to address the same. OPPO’s top-of-the-line phones such as the Find 7 and the N3 are apparently the targets for these clone makers.

In Malaysia, the problem seems to have grown out of proportion; enough to make the regional manager issue a statement regarding the same.

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This is one of the serious cases since OPPO came to Malaysia and we are truly concerned about the situation. OPPO have lived as part of the nation’s family member, this issue not only rips off the consumer and provides shoddy products, and we truly cannot accept any cheating cases to our customers. We are devastated over the situation and it is our responsibility to take action upon the situations and shall take legal action once we found any unethical parties and counterfeiters.

The statement, as read above, also encourages victims to lodge formal complaints so that proper action can be taken against the wrong doers.

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  1. pa5t1s
    February 1, 2015

    Seems logical to my understanding on how the whole world is turning nowadays … Sad to say 🙁

  2. fangbanger
    February 1, 2015

    lol. Chinese phone makers remind me of the insect world, where parasites get parasited by even smaller and shadier parasites…

  3. Rob
    February 1, 2015

    It’s funny how its acceptable to clone well known brands, but the minute they start cloning their own……

    • Anagrys
      February 1, 2015

      Where did Oppo clone other brands? FInd5, Find7, N1, N3 are pretty original, they all feature their own specificities. Are you mistaking Oppo with some other Chinese companies…?

      • Rob
        February 1, 2015

        No, I think you misunderstand as I was talking about Chinese brands in general, they’ve been cloning phones for years and no one takes any notice.

  4. Steve B
    February 1, 2015

    So is this referring to the iNew V8 (which Polaroid presumably just rebranded, but got all the flak for) and similar clones or fake/counterfeit Oppo branded products. There’s a big difference.

  5. levin
    February 1, 2015

    If somebody’s copying you, it’s good and bad – good in that you’re a trendsetter, and that people want to associate with you. The offset, is that you’re dealing with all these. I think Oppo has good, well designed, well spec phones, but the fact that it’s too pricey for the markets that it’s in, means things like that will come forth. Perhaps, they need a sub-brand – a brand that is more obviously related to Oppo than OnePlus.