Many Android phones have been heavily influenced by the iPhone X since Apple's flagship last arrived year, but The latest from Xiaomi is perhaps the most blatant rip-off
The Chinese manufacturer has presented its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 8, at a press event in China with further details in a company blog post. And the impact of the iPhone X is pretty obvious.
Yes, there is a score. Yes, the shape and the curves are about the same, and yes, there is a face unlock feature that is very similar to Face ID. The only clear difference is the size – the screen of the Mi 8 is slightly larger at 6.21 inches than the 5.8 for the iPhone X.
The Mi 8 is also the first smartphone to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710. Xiaomi was seen as potentially in the US smartphone market this year, but there was no announcement about it.
At the Mobile World Congress in February, various manufacturers surfaced using smartphones that even openly admit the notch with some, like Asus, that they admit The feature of the iPhone X. Copy This suggests that scores will see the next evolution in smartphone design, soon see adoption industry-wide.
LG, which has set a score on its ThinQ phone, has insisted that it does not duplicate the feature from the iPhone.
Regarding the legal implications, there is no word yet that Apple is trying to prosecute patent disputes related to the score. Apple has filed a patent that should become the hack in November 2016, issued in January 2018. Apple has certainly not been shy in the past of gaffing rivals that it believes have copied aspects of their iPhone designs.
The Essential Phone actually hit the mark with the iPhone X, though this company recently canceled its next release.