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HTC One not yet announced, but it's already been cloned in China

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HTC One not yet announced, but it's already been cloned in China
The HTC One aka the HTC M7 is about to finally make its official debut in mere hours today, but just as we’re getting ready to see it, Chinese phone maker GooPhone has already managed to replicate it in its newest GooPhone One.

The GooPhone One is an almost exact copy of the HTC One, at least of those alleged leaks with a dual front speakers.

Of course, the GooPhone creation will be much cheaper and possibly running on MediaTek’s new quad-core MT6589 processor. The GooPhone One is likely to run on the Lewa OS skin on top of Android and the device will support dual-SIM connectivity.

The screen is expected at the same 4.7 inches but we doubt it’d be 1080p. The GooPhone One is quite real and shows just how quick Chinese phone makers have gotten. And while previously we’d easily write off white box manufacturers phones as junk in most cases, given a quite capable cheap processor like the MT6589 those devices do start to look justified, don’t you think?

source: GizChina

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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:19 18

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I think I'll just wait for the Goo SIV or the Goo X.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:38 19

5. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


china is 1 of most annoying country i ever notice

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:40 15

6. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


China is the country that assembles quasi every gadget you are interested in.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:28 6

18. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


And their government does nothing about it. Other than annoy the competition..

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:58 13

10. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


and i think Hardest job in the world is Police sketch artist in China. :P

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:15 4

12. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


good one

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 03:50

31. likemorethan1 (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


couldn't agree more

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:41

7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I think it will be called the GooPhone i4!!
http://www.goophone.hk/product-36.html
Lol

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:32

14. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


LOL!! I might do the same thing....

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:37

16. dickwyn (Posts: 568; Member since: 07 May 2012)


isnt it launching on the 19th ?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 20:52

30. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


And one of my friend have been fooled by Showing China made Note 2 and he paid about INR 8k ... that's a sh**t price for a useless brick... how disgusting

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:23

2. hawk8509 (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


It's not due to be announced until tomorrow 2-19-13

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:24 1

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Dunno why, but i just like these obvious rip-offs :>.
Still waitin' for GooPad!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:31 1

4. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


htc one rip-off iP5, and GooPhone rip-off htc one... its a vicious circle...

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:56 2

8. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


Look like Blackberry Z-10 ?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:58 2

9. INF1N1TY (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Yeah, that does look more like the Z10, especially with those icons.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:59 2

11. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


Mean Htc One may look like Z-10 ?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:39

17. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Pretty much...lol.

The Z10, the iPhone 4, 4s, 5? the Droid X, the HTC One all look like they are cousins.

The iPhones...somewhat. But the other 3 definitely.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:25

26. Taters (Posts: 2591; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The back looks just like an Xperia ION if you look at the pics from the HTC staff party.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:23

13. Topcat488 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Looks gooooood, nice copy. "C"heck "H"is "I"dentical "N"ew "A"rtificialness CHINA.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:22

22. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


... well that was a stretch.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:33

15. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Good ole KIRF products.....will they ever end?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:04 2

19. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


You know your phone has made it when China starts making clones even before its out!*

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:14 1

20. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Goophone makers strikes again!

When it's a Goophone, you'll know you're in for the best of the best fakes.....

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:43 1

21. ajac09 (Posts: 1342; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


lol and whats really sad is these clones quality every year get better and better

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:30

27. Taters (Posts: 2591; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They probably have some great stuff. Once Samsung or anyone else sells their 720p screen stock to make room for 1080p or full HD ones, goophone will buy it for cheap. So in a few years we will see some knock offs with 720p screens.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:32

28. Taters (Posts: 2591; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Or they might have some workers stealing the ones that don't pass quality control and using the ones with only minor issues on their kirf products.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:44 1

23. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


lol,,, this phone will sue htc once the m7 has been released

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:22

24. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


China is all about SPEED SKILL & SCALE :)

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:23

25. Taters (Posts: 2591; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Lewa OS is probably better than sense. Lol

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:06

29. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


lol the iPhoney One......

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