Goophone has been copying, well everyone, for years now, and while it is easy to poke fun at their efforts, when you see what you get for the money, you may not be so fast start laughing. The Goophone S5 is only $300.
For $300, you get a MediaTek octa-core CPU humming along at 2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD support, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera, a decent sized 2,800mAh battery, and dual-SIM card slots. Alas, there is no fingerprint scanner, though we suspect buyers of this device will not be pining for one.
Goophone i5S, Goophone i5C, Goophone N3 and the Goophone Smart Watch.
No word on availability, but in Goophone’s (un)original phrasing, it is “almost here.”