There was a crackdown on Shanzhai phones factories last week in Shenzhen, the crackdown confiscated 4800 units of Shanzhai phones and 8000 units of Shanzhai hardwares and also arrested 9 people. But we don’t think the Shanzhai market will be doomed in this year.
Remember the best iPhone 4 knockoff of 2010? Yes, the SoPhone looks almost identical to Apple’s iPhone 4. It got super popular in Hong Kong and this 100-percent iPhone 4 look-alike even showed up in the newspaper headlines of Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s best selling newspaper. The whole city got really amazed with it. This changes everything. Again. Just hit the break and watch the video.
There are lots of iPhone 4 knockoffs in China, and all of them look similar to Apple’s iPhone 4 but this SoPhone here is probably the king of fake iPhones. It looks bloody awesome, and we almost could not tell it is a knockoff at first sight. Other than imitating the appearance of the original, the knockoff makers have brought the device to the next level by including an UI which works just like the real thing. Yes, SoPhone has lots of features: “Multitasking”, search, and even moving “apps” into folders with drag-and-drop!
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