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Realme has introduced a brand new product technique in the present day, but it surely appears extraordinarily much like the technique revealed by one other smartphone juggernaut final 12 months.
Realme is asking its new product technique 1+4+N, which symbolizes one smartphone, 4 classes of IoT merchandise, and upcoming IoT and life-style merchandise (the ‘N’ stands for ‘new’).
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If that sounds slightly acquainted, then you must know that it’s primarily a rip-off of Huawei’s personal product technique introduced late final 12 months. The solely distinction is that Huawei calls its technique 1+8+N. And sure, this refers to at least one smartphone, eight different linked units, and the broader ecosystem of third-party IoT merchandise.
Sure, there may be a few refined variations right here, resembling barely differing takes on what ‘N’ means. But there’s no doubting that Realme may’ve chosen actually every other identify for its technique, but it settled on 1+4+N. Still suppose it’s all only a coincidence? Then try the comparability within the gallery beneath (the Chinese model of Huawei’s graphic appears even nearer to Realme’s slide).
For what it’s price, a Xiaomi consultant took to Twitter and accused Realme of ripping off its slides too. But we undoubtedly suppose the slide and identify is a Huawei rip-off as a substitute. Check out the tweet beneath.
It’s referred to as as “originality”. Dear #CopyCat model, you must strive it someday. Now even copying slides.
BTW I’m stunned – why did you permit the laptop computer class? We simply launched it. Please add that too your slide too.
Fun occasions forward. #CopyCat #FakeMe pic.twitter.com/ljMD5o6mUQ
— Rohit Ghalsasi (@rohitghalsasi) June 23, 2020
Nevertheless, there’s no doubting that quite a few manufacturers are adopting an ecosystem-style product technique, with Apple, Huawei, OnePlus, Samsung, and Xiaomi all doing so. But it undoubtedly appears lazy to repeat/paste one other model’s technique and naming conference too. This is particularly disappointing when you think about that Huawei’s naming conference doesn’t precisely roll off the tongue.
That’s to not say firms don’t crib concepts from one another, with many main producers (together with the aforementioned manufacturers) doing it through the years. But between this newest information and Realme following Xiaomi in a number of methods, it looks as if the BBK-affiliated model is doing extra taking than giving in latest occasions.
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