AnTuTu: 68% of all Android smartphone knock-offs are Samsung or Xiaomi clones

AnTuTu: 68% of all Android smartphone knock-offs are Samsung or Xiaomi clones
AnTuTu, the company behind the popular mobile benchmark with the same name, has just published a report on the state of the Android knock-off smartphone market.

According to AnTuTu's estimates for the first half of 2015, about 2.04% of all Android smartphones are fakes. That may seem like a high rate, but the report says that the number of detected knock-offs is actually lower compared to previous years.

When it comes to the top brands that clone-makers imitate, the report suggests that Samsung is leading the pack, with 37.30% of all knock-offs said to be Samsung clones, followed by Xiaomi, with a share of 30.96%. Huawei (with 3.79%), completes the podium, while HTC (with 2.88%) comes in the fourth position.

AnTuTu also details the top 10 most copied Android smartphones, a group that holds a share of 50% out of the total Android knock-off population. Xiaomi Mi Note clones are the most common, with an estimated share of 31.82%, followed by Xiaomi Redmi Note clones, with a share of 12%. The Xiaomi Mi3 (9.39%), the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (8.82%) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (7.01%) complete the top 5. Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S6 clones accounted for 5.13% of the Android knock-off market.

The report also includes some statistics based on the number of CPU cores used by fake handsets, as well as ones that detail the most common display resolutions. To view then, browse the photo gallery below, or head over the source link. 

AnTuTu's report concludes that the number of fake Android phones is starting to decrease, which could be attributed to the efforts that manufacturers have made with anti-fraud campaigns. Independent of the reasons behind the falling number of Android phone clones, this is obviously great news for smartphone makers across the globe.

source: AnTuTu via GforGames



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*68% of users of AnTuTu's Android app Not surprising since your average consumer has no idea what benchmarking is

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013


7. waddup121 unregistered

wow LOL

3. Simona unregistered

App for idiots and stupid little boys here they believe some crappy fake bech apps ..

4. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Well, this can be the reason why Samsung is not doing well in China. Because average consumers bought the fake Samsung phones and didn't even know.

5. xnga123

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

i saw a phone with some hilarious name landvo on resembles samsung galaxy s6

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Xaomi is a knock off. Then it should be Knock Off of a Knock Off.

8. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I was thinking exactly the same! Still remembering those times when Xiaomi was nothing but a nice iOS-like software on a cheap phone. (MiUi)

9. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This is horrifying....imagine people buying this without realizing it's a fake

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

haha. Nothing beats Goophone. They released the iphone 6 clone before the announcement of the iphone 6. Looked exactly the Same.

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

The Website says "We've kept the Same 5.0" display but DESIGNED S6 to be thinner at 6.8mm" I highly doubt the designed part lol.

12. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

and they even had the audacity to copy the phone's presentation and include those cheap, of-the-mill parts.

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