Tomorrow (2) will be the great day in which Xiaomi will present the new Mi CC9 and CC9e to the world. As we know, the gadgets were designed with the young audience in mind who likes to take good pictures. Therefore, some leaks pointed out that the Chinese giant should also officialize the new “Emojis” in conjunction with the devices.
The recipe is not very original and Emojis should bring customizable characters so they look like the user. This drew the attention of a number of Chinese bloggers who have begun accusing Xiaomi of copying “hard face” the Apple Memphis.
The case has had repercussions in China and Xiaomi responded energetically to the allegations. In a statement sent to the press, the manufacturer even threatens to sue those people who continue “spreading inaccurate information.”
Xu Jieyun, General Manager of Public Relations at Xiaomi, said in the statement that the company registered this feature for the first time in May 2018. According to the executive, his English name was “Mimoji” and even the APK package proves this information.
Jieyun says that the name used by Xiaomi was thought even before Apple’s, since the Cupertino company changed the name of Animoji to Memoji on June 5, 2018.
The statement signed by Xu Jieyun also claims that Xiaomi took a little longer to respond to the controversy because the company took some time to do a self-examination. In addition, the executive says that all evidence was gathered before the release of the statement.
So now Xiaomi asks that “the accusers” provide evidence to support that the company copied Apple. If that does not happen, the Chinese giant threatens to take “the next step”, which is also known as the good old “processing”.