I’ve been coming to Mobile World Congress for close to a decade
now, and I’ve never seen the iPhone copied quite so blatantly and
cynically as I witnessed during this year’s show. MWC 2018 will go
down in history as the launch platform for a mass of iPhone X
notch copycats, each of them more hastily and sloppily
assembled than the next.
No effort is being made to emulate the complex Face ID system that
resides inside Apple’s notch; companies like Noa and Ulefone are
in such a hurry to get their iPhone lookalike on the market that
they haven’t even customized their software to account for the new
shape of the screen. More than one of these notched handsets at
MWC had the clock occluded by the curved corner of the display.
These are just so embarrassingly bad and shameless.