The photographer posted the photo on her Sina Weibo account and her profile reveals that she has worked in the QC department at the contract manufacturer since the middle of July. Along with the snapshot came a caption which read, "The low-end iPhone 5C to be launched for Chinese consumers in September doesn't look much different than the Xiaomi Phone 2, right?" If anything else, she has a future in captioning photographs.
The phones in question are said to be at the end of the assembly line where they are getting charged up for testing. If they pass, it's off to be boxed and shipped. Wouldn't you like to just reach in and grab one?
source: Weibo, NoWhereElse (translated) via Engadget