Seeing Chinese Android-based knockoffs of Apple’s products isn’t anything new. Assuming Apple continues its tradition of releasing an “S” variant this year, China Shanzhai manufacturer has an early released of the Goophone i5S before Apple actually launch its original one. It’s visually similar to the current iPhone 5, as Apple’s iPhone 5S could look identical just as the 4S was to the 4. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a heavily customized skin to make it look like iOS, users can switch between stock Android and the ripoff skin. Under the hood is Mediatek’s 1GHz MT6577 processor with only 512MB of RAM, and it has a 4-inch display with the same aspect ratio as iPhone 5, but resolution only at 854×480 pixel, no Retina display. 8GB on-board storage, 5MP back camera, 1.3MP front camera, fortunately, it doesn’t comes with lightning connector …
Goophone i5 is a brilliant iPhone 5 knockoff which launched in China before Apple announced the iPhone 5. Recently, the Chinese media got the knockoff device and it’s just funny to see the Goophone i5 is packed inside a secret agent-style aluminum alloy suitcase. Why is the knockoff maker invest so much money on its packaging? More photos after the break.
Do you still remember the Goophone i5? The maker of it (Goophone) uploaded a Youtube video, which warns Apple better not to release the sixth-generation iPhone in China, as Goophone claimed it had patented the i5’s design in China, otherwise Goophone will sue Apple no matter how the next iPhone going to look like. Um…what if the next iPhone doesn’t look like the i5? In the meanwhile, Goophone released all the details about the i5, and it’s quite impressive. Check it out after the break.
What’s this? Appearing on its Chinese forum, ahead of Apple’s special event on Sept. 12, Chinese company Goophone is able to “knock off” Apple’s upcoming sixth-generation iPhone based on renderings and leaks, and they present us the Goophone i5, featuring the new two-tone metal back design of the new iPhone. More photos after the break, and a never-before-seen video showing the production line of the Goophone.
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