Fake Galaxy S8 pops up on photos again. Beware, this thing may actually be real and for sale

Fake Galaxy S8 pops up on photos again. Beware, this thing may actually be real and for sale
So, a few days ago, we saw photos of a knock-off Galaxy S8 unit caught in the wild in China. Of course, despite the evidence of its existence looking pretty convincing, with these things, you don't know if it's a gag, a misplaced early prototype, or whatever else. However, today, a different source has leaked another set of photos of a fake Galaxy S8, and we may or may not see these boom in the near future.

The source is a Weibo (Chinese social media) poster, who uploaded the pictures of the handset, tagged with the simple sentence “Huaqiangbei is being abusive”. The photos show a phone, very similar to the leaked Galaxy S8 we've seen over and over again, with a few physical differences, and a very obvious software flaw – it's not optimized for the 2:1 screen resolution (notice the letterboxing).

Huaqiangbei is a district in Shenzhen, China, popular for its many electronics marketplaces and manufacturing facilities. In other words, it's a hub for smartphone makers, and it seems like Sammy has a contractor or a few working there. At least according to this post, it seems that the Galaxy S8 (or parts for it) is being assembled in the neighborhood, and it seems the factories (Or rogue employees, who knows?) decided to use the setup they have to make clones of the highly-anticipated phone.

Would you buy one of these, even if you knew that it's an absolute fake? We have to admit, we'd love to at least try it and see how it performs.


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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Lol I'm not impressed with this phone at all! I really wanted to be but I'm probably going to stick with my 7 Plus or get a LG G6 (I really like that one).

8. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Yea, not too many fake phones impress me either.

18. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

DWL...

2. VasiliS7

Posts: 200; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

For 100$/€/£ is great to fool others.

3. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The front looks like an Axon 7

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4100; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Look at the size of that camera bump lol

5. kevv2288

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The fingerprint scanner is on the wrong side.

6. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Clearly a fake, look at the aspect ratio, doesnt look like 18.5:9.

7. afjmd

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Fake, not usb type c?

9. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I'll wait to see what shamelessly identical knockoff GooPhone comes out with.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

goophone didnt make "shamelessly identical knockoff " but they make "clone",

16. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I need to pick one of these up.

10. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

That phone looks better than samsung s7 edge

11. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I thought we were well past the days of fake Chinese phones as we can get pretty good real ones at very low prices.

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Ugly crap.

14. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Chinese full of crap...

15. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

They are so advanced, their S8 even has the Fingerprint sensor and the Flash unit reversed.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Fake Galaxy S8 pops up on photos again. Beware, this thing may actually be real and for sale" There is no way I'll fall for a fake smartphone while thinking it's original... much less a Samsung smartphone, for that matter.

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