We’re used to seeing iPhone clones popping up in China, especially from one company in particular. Goophone has a history of releasing its own, cheap alternatives to the iPhone. Aesthetically, they look fairly similar to the iPhone, it’s when you boot them up that you notice the biggest difference: They’re running Android.
Goophone’s latest ‘i5C’ is a clone of a device yet to be released by Apple. The iPhone 5C’s Google-powered imitator will be available soon for $99 from AnyBuying.com and features the following:
Quick Overview:– 4 inch screen, 960*540 pixel display
– 1GB RAM + 4GB ROM
– 1.2GHz dual-core 28nm MTK MT6572 processor
– 8MP back camera + 2MP front camera
– Android 4.2 OS
Some of the other specs include a 2,000 mAh battery and a MicroSD card slot. Being only one hundred bucks, it’s hardly likely that the device bears any resemblance to a quality phone. But if – like me – you’re curious to see what it’s like, you should be able to get hold of one in September. Shortly before (or after) that iPhone 5C is (maybe) announced.
Goophone has a selection of other clones available should the i5C not be to your liking. There are Galaxy S4, Note 2 rip-offs as well as the S4 mini wannabe. The most expensive I’ve seen is $299, which isn’t bad at all for a SIM-free phone, and that was the iPhone 5S rip-off, unimaginatively named the Goophone I5S.