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ZTE Decided To Sue Huawei Due To The Alleged Camera Tech Infringement

April 22, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Huawei and ZTE are a very well-known international corporations. Both of these companies are based in China and have released their flagship devices recently, well ZTE still has to release the last device from their flagship Nubia Z9 line and will do so in about two weeks. That being said, the Nubia Z9 Mini and Nubia Z9 Max perform great as far as image quality goes, and if Huawei’s samples and promises are to be believed, the Huawei P8 will offer great camera performance as well.

Now that we got that out of the way, it seems like we’ll be looking at more court battles in China. ZTE has decided to sue Huawei because of the camera tech the company used in their Honor X2 and P8 devices. Huawei has apparently used similar tech to ZTE in the two aforementioned devices and ZTE has managed to patent their camera tech. ZTE’s posted some info regarding this whole case on the company’s Weibo (Chinese social network) page. It seems like Huawei infringed on two camera patents which belong to ZTE and the company has decided to take legal action again Huawei. ZTE has also released the two letters they sent to Huawei informing them about the infringement. The first patent Huawei is being sued is the “Slow Shutter and Capture technology” while the second one is the “Imaging and Mobile Terminal tech”.

“Nubia phone camera technology has been committed to research and development, and has started to obtain the relevant patents, we strive to promote the development of innovative technology to the mobile phone industry. Faced with a large range of Huawei Technologies Co., plagiarism, we felt it was time to stand up and use the law to maintain order in the industry healthy competition,” said ZTE. The company is still not sure if Huawei P8 is infringing their patents, but are confident Honor X2 is. It will be interesting to see what Huawei has to say in all this, we’ll let you know if any additional information pop up regarding all this. Either way, we’ll be looking at an another legal battle in China following Qualcomm’s issues a while back.