HTC One not yet announced, but it's already been cloned in China

HTC One not yet announced, but it's already been cloned in China
The HTC One aka the HTC M7 is about to finally make its official debut in mere hours today, but just as we’re getting ready to see it, Chinese phone maker GooPhone has already managed to replicate it in its newest GooPhone One.

The GooPhone One is an almost exact copy of the HTC One, at least of those alleged leaks with a dual front speakers.

Of course, the GooPhone creation will be much cheaper and possibly running on MediaTek’s new quad-core MT6589 processor. The GooPhone One is likely to run on the Lewa OS skin on top of Android and the device will support dual-SIM connectivity.

The screen is expected at the same 4.7 inches but we doubt it’d be 1080p. The GooPhone One is quite real and shows just how quick Chinese phone makers have gotten. And while previously we’d easily write off white box manufacturers phones as junk in most cases, given a quite capable cheap processor like the MT6589 those devices do start to look justified, don’t you think?

source: GizChina

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I think I'll just wait for the Goo SIV or the Goo X.

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

china is 1 of most annoying country i ever notice

6. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

China is the country that assembles quasi every gadget you are interested in.

18. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

And their government does nothing about it. Other than annoy the competition..

10. sayedejaz

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

and i think Hardest job in the world is Police sketch artist in China. :P

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

good one

31. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

couldn't agree more

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I think it will be called the GooPhone i4!!http://www.goophone.hk/product-36.html Lol

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

LOL!! I might do the same thing....

16. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

isnt it launching on the 19th ?

30. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

And one of my friend have been fooled by Showing China made Note 2 and he paid about INR 8k ... that's a sh**t price for a useless brick... how disgusting

2. hawk8509

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

It's not due to be announced until tomorrow 2-19-13

3. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Dunno why, but i just like these obvious rip-offs :>. Still waitin' for GooPad!

4. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

htc one rip-off iP5, and GooPhone rip-off htc one... its a vicious circle...

8. sayedejaz

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

Look like Blackberry Z-10 ?

9. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yeah, that does look more like the Z10, especially with those icons.

11. sayedejaz

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

Mean Htc One may look like Z-10 ?

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Pretty much...lol. The Z10, the iPhone 4, 4s, 5? the Droid X, the HTC One all look like they are cousins. The iPhones...somewhat. But the other 3 definitely.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The back looks just like an Xperia ION if you look at the pics from the HTC staff party.

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Looks gooooood, nice copy. "C"heck "H"is "I"dentical "N"ew "A"rtificialness CHINA.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

... well that was a stretch.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Good ole KIRF products.....will they ever end?

19. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

You know your phone has made it when China starts making clones even before its out!*

20. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Goophone makers strikes again! When it's a Goophone, you'll know you're in for the best of the best fakes.....

21. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol and whats really sad is these clones quality every year get better and better

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They probably have some great stuff. Once Samsung or anyone else sells their 720p screen stock to make room for 1080p or full HD ones, goophone will buy it for cheap. So in a few years we will see some knock offs with 720p screens.

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Or they might have some workers stealing the ones that don't pass quality control and using the ones with only minor issues on their kirf products.

23. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

lol,,, this phone will sue htc once the m7 has been released

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

China is all about SPEED SKILL & SCALE :)

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Lewa OS is probably better than sense. Lol

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