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Till 2015 the Chinese vendors actively adopted style of two recognized leaders of the market of smartphones – Apple and Samsung. And to the first "got" more often and stronger: practically each company respecting itself from Celestial Empire considered a duty to snatch though some element of design of the current iPhone model. Samsung, however, too quite often suffered from fans fairly to borrow both design elements, and an exterior of this or that Korean device in general. In the expiring year the situation changed – let not radically, but nevertheless is notable. Now young people and hot Chinese vendors look for inspiration not only in products of the Korean and American vendors, but also in products of own rival colleagues – the Chinese companies.

Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung

Yes, it is unconditional, there are also exceptions – will tell, Vivo X6. If to look at "back" of this device, then it will become clear that his creators were inspired by iPhone 6s (well or iPhone 6) and only it. How many copies are broken at discussion of these of "awful plastic strips" … In X6 they were left. It is thought, at all not because under them antennas, and just similarities are hidden for the sake of.

Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung

Vivo X6

If Vivo is able to afford to copy iPhone, then the design of Vivo inspires the companies less. So, Cubot X17 announced at the end of 2015 reminds Vivo X5M provided in May.

Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Cubot X17
Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Vivo X5M

The Meizu company which in due time passed for the big specialist in cloning of iPhone of all colors managed to find the style and to depart anyway from a formula "we take the iPhone, we lead round and we receive own innovation". And now Meizu products act as a role model: so, lines of Meizu Pro 5 are traced in the first metal device Xiaomi – Redmi Note 3. It slightly less large (5,5 inches against 5,7), is also differences in iron, however, it changes nothing – during creation of "three" of Xiaomi was obviously guided by Meizu Pro 5.

Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Meizu Pro 5
Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Huawei company owing to the scales and keen desire to enter the American market (that happens if to trust rumors, in 2016) long ago is not engaged in copying of others products – in the USA similar attempts do not encourage and can call for them to communicate in judicial authorities. Therefore the Ascend Mate 7 phablet, as well as the majority of other products of Huawei of the last generation, turned out quite authentic. However, unique in respect of design the model did not become: the Landvo company which released the L600S smartphone which resembles Ascend Mate 7 superficially took advantage of the opportunity. However, being executed not in 6-inch, and in a 5-inch form factor.

Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Landvo L600S

At last, it is worth remembering a couple of OnePus X and Leagoo Elite 1. The last device is released slightly earlier, the first – a bit later. The concept of design at these smartphones is uniform: absolutely smooth front and back speak rapidly, and in the middle of this "sandwich" – a metal frame. Such design very nicely looks, and there is an opinion that it will become the standard for the majority of the Chinese smartphones of middle class for few years. And who invented it … Yes who will sort now. I will not strongly be mistaken if I tell that Sony in the Xperia Z of the year one. But now – on the verge of 2015 and 2016 – such option of a design of smartphones is perceived as truly Chinese.

Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
OnePus X
Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung
Leagoo Elite 1

Let's look – in what direction the design of the Chinese smartphones next year will develop. Considering all aforesaid, there are hopes that sooner or later vendors will come from Celestial Empire to creation something authentic. And it would be healthy: whatever beautiful were new "IPhones" and "Galaxies", for a place gain in bright future, it is worth attending not to copying, but creation something special. Even if (at first) and with the elements borrowed from neighbors in the market. They are the borrowed elements – over time to get rid far more simply, than the design entirely copied at Americans and Koreans.

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