There’s already a Chinese clone of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Hardly days after Samsung announced its newest flagship device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Chinese clone-makers Goophone already have the Goophone S5 up for grabs.
The Chinese knock-off of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will cost you just $299.99 and will pretty much look like the same thing. Of course, the specifications are not exactly going to be Samsung material.
For the price, you get a 5-inch Full HD screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Mediatek MT6592 system-on-chip with a 2GHz octa-core processor along with a 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM. The phone’s memory can be expanded using a microSD card. On the camera front, there’s a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The Goophone S5 will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Google Play.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will get you a 5.1-inch full HD screen with a Super AMOLED panel. The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on a Snapdragon 801 SoC with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, with 2GB of RAM. It will ship with Android 4.4.2. It comes in the 16GB and 32GB variant with microSD slot for expanding memory to up to 64GB.
Goophone has been notorious for cloning flagship and important phone releases almost as soon as they’re out. Earlier, the company knocked off the iPhone 5c days before the official launch, back in September. The phone looked and felt exactly like the iPhone 5c did, except the fact that it ran on Android and not iOS.
May 25, 2015