The Nexus 6P made by Huawei was launched a few days ago. It is a beautiful handset with a metal build and an interesting camera design on the back, with the black bar across it separating it from the rest of the device and creating a nice contrast. While it seems that everyone is pretty chuffed about the Nexus 6P, ZTE isn’t one of them.
According to a recent post by ZTE’s marketing head Lu Qian Hao on Weibo (via Pocketnow), he has pointed out how Huawei might have copied one of their designs. To be more specific, the design of the ZTE Athena from 2013, which made its way around the world where it was mainly known as the ZTE Grand S.
As you can see in the comparison photo above, upon first glance you couldn’t be blamed if you thought that the ZTE Grand S (on the left) was the Huawei Nexus 6P (on the right). Interestingly enough ZTE doesn’t seem to be too miffed about the alleged copying and is pretty bemused about how Huawei has “paid tribute” to them (or at least that’s what we can infer from the translation).
We doubt ZTE will be taking Huawei to court anytime soon over this alleged copycat, but what do you guys think? Would ZTE have had a case if they were to pursue legal action against Huawei based on this?