It looks like Kodak isn’t the only camera brand who ventured into the smartphone industry this CES 2015, Polaroid also showed off its first smartphone at the tech show last week called the Polaroid Selfie that features a rotating camera on the top, allowing you to take 13MP pictures from the front and back. Sounds familiar? Of course it does.
The Polaroid Selfie features mid-range specs under its 5.5” 720p display. It’s powered by an octa-core processor that is most likely made by MediaTek, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Sadly though, it does not have any microSD slot so you’re stuck to a sad 16GB of internal memory that is to be shared by the OS, apps, and all your other files – I don’t think that many users would be happy about the limited storage.
Will Oppo sue Polaroid for having a smartphone that looks immensely similar to its Oppo N series smartphones – the Oppo N1 and Oppo N3? The Chinese company recently released a statement about its patented rotating camera phone saying that they have “not licensed the design of the rotating camera to any third parties” and that they will “continue to keep track of the event and reserves the right to take further legal action”.
Apart from the Polaroid Selfie, the company also showed off a range of mid-range smartphones with displays ranging from 3.5” to 5.5” though, they did not provide any details for those devices. The Selfie is expected to be released in Spring 2015 in the U.S..