A lot of smartphone companies including some tier-1 brands often take inspiration from Apple. From the product designs to the user interface, there are quite a lot of instances where companies instinctively picked the ideas from Apple’s bucket and implemented them in their own way. Now, according to a new report, Oppo might be working on a new product which not so surprisingly is inspired by Apple (Apple Card to be precise). As one would expect, it is called Oppo Card.
According to the report from DroidMaze, a listing on the Chinese Trademark portal shows that the company has filed a trademark named “Oppo Card” and the application was filed on June 22 of this year. The application has appeared under International Classification -9 and the application number for the same is 57108414. It is worth noting that the trademark is still to be accepted. One might argue that Oppo Card could be totally different from Apple Card, but according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademarks under International Classification 9 cover, not limited to, magnetic data carriers, data processing equipment, computers, computer software, and software regardless of recording media or means of dissemination.
Now, this means, Oppo card is more or less like the Apple Card. For those unaware, the Cupertino giant has released the Apple Card back in 2019 to revolutionize the credit card market. Apple Card without a doubt is a huge success and maybe that has inspired Oppo to release a card of their own. One thing to note, to release a card as such, Oppo has to partner with banks. Even Apple has partnered with Goldman Sachs to release their card. Oppo following Apple’s footsteps in launching a credit card is not totally a bad thing as Apple Card, ever since its launch, has been limited to the United States. Sure, the company is planning to expand its credit card network to other countries, but it might take more time. If Oppo somehow manages to launch its card in a few countries including China, it could be something!
Also, Oppo is not the first company to work an Apple Card of their own. Last year, Huawei unveiled its card, and also Google is rumored to be working on its card as well. That said, I suggest you take the Oppo Card with a grain of salt for now as this is just a trademark. Perhaps, Oppo sees potential for such cards in the future and is preparing for that from now or this could be the company securing the name Oppo Card.
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