Goophone i5S launched in China, tries to convince us it's an iPhone 5S

Goophone i5S launched in China, tries to convince us it's an iPhone 5S
Remember how back in August, a Chinese phone maker released an iPhone 5 look-alike before the real deal was even official? Well, Goophone has now done it again! Just hours ago, the Goophone i5S – presumably a knock-off of the yet-to-be-announced iPhone 5S, was made available for purchase. And judging by what we see in the video below, the fake looks pretty close to a genuine Apple smartphone, albeit seemingly being a tad thicker.

Under the hood of the Goophone i5S runs a 1GHz, dual-core MediaTek SoC paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. There's a 4-inch, 854 by 480 pixel display on its front, which thankfully uses capacitive touchscreen technology instead of the less-accurate resistive one. You also get a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP snapper up front. What appears to be iOS is actually a modified version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Overall there's nothing on the Goophone i5S specs sheet that can impress us, but you can't really ask for much more out of a phone that costs $150 unlocked. 

But even though it costs so little, the Goophone i5S should probably be avoided, unless you really want to make people around you think you actually own a real iPhone. The build quality of these knock-offs is often sub-par so you never know when it might just fall apart in your hands. 


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