Samsung Galaxy S9 clone from China looks like what we expect from the real thing

Samsung Galaxy S9 clone from China looks like what we expect from the real thing
We've been seeing and hearing so much about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, that you would think that the device is about to be released. Using renders of the upcoming flagship model, a company in China has produced a knock-off of the Galaxy S9. Unlike the vertically mounted single-lens camera and fingerprint scanner that will be found on the rear of Galaxy S9, this clone features a dual-camera setup on back, similar to what we will reportedly find on the back of the Galaxy S9+.

The clone, made by Vkworld, carries the misleading model number of S9. It will be priced for less than what the real Galaxy S9 will cost, yet it does feature a much larger 5000mAh battery. It also copies the real Galaxy S9's thin bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Vkworld S9's 5.99-inch display has a 2K resolution and the MediaTek Helio X30 is under the hood. This chipset uses a deca-core design. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of native storage.

Expected to launch next spring, the Vkworld S9 will be priced at $300. On its own, this sounds like a good deal considering the specs. But once you throw in the number of people you can trick into believing that you bought the Galaxy S9, this clone might have more value as far as you're concerned.


source: AndroidGuys

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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34 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Clone? So you think the real one will be better!!!!!

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6787; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Troll harder lol

14. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL the Samsung fans said the exact same thing when the iPhone X clones popped up and everyone was thumbing up and praising them. A live demonstration of the pure Hypocrisy right here.

27. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Any iPhone clone is likely to run Android, so it would by default be better than anything Apple sells. Where's the hypocrisy in that? :)

30. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Any S9 clone is likely to run Android so it would be by default like or maybe better than the real S9. All the Android phones are the same.

33. Peacetoall unregistered

and people can still buy iphone 6 or 5s because all iphones are the same

35. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

And all iPhones are different?

2. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Oh boy Chinese again. they will copy just anything.

17. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

OMG How could something be 'copy' of something that still doesn't exist????? Please explain!!! Just because media speculate with some non-proved, non-Samsung renders, and some China OEM produce BS-phone based on that shape- THAT'S NOT A COPY.

20. Chaise unregistered

It's pretty obvious that it's a copy, especially when the exact same wallpaper was ripped off. I'm surprised they don't put the Samsung logo on it too.

23. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

What 'exact same(samsung's) wallpaper ' ?????

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What's different than this over an S8 besides dual camera setup?

6. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Not much. It's always been said this it won't be a major physical upgrade. It'll basically just be an upgraded s8.

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

S9+ to get plenty of Note 8 software features without the need to root or unlock boot loader. Better all around. Camera will be significantly upgrade, more storage, etc. Incremental or not, how can you be mad that they go for tge same or similar overall design right. It's not like they are using the same design for years. Ive heard sharper curves like the S6 Edge lines or S7 Edge

29. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The second gen 10 nm processors the S9 uses will also focus on architecture design upgrades, where the 10nm SoC in the S8 was mostly about shrinking the previous gen. So, expect a lot more performance and low level hardware features.

16. SanDiegoFreddy

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

The fingerprint scanner location has moved below the camera.

21. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i'm pretty disappointed if the smaller S9 won't have the same features than it's Plus sized brother. dang it Samsung.

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

STOP considering the media's fake renders as a ''real thing''

25. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

The S9 is probably what the S8 should have been

5. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Tell me only one (if not more) small scale workshop in your country that can make a clone like this. Don't mock these small scale manufacturers, because non of you can do it. Great job China, you guys can do anything. Disclaimer: I am not Chinese.

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Honestly, this is not bad deal at all, :/

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1113; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It`s actually a pretty good deal.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

RIght, those battery capacity, RAM and storage size is bigger than most of 2017's flagships (RAM and storage speed is different matter, lol) And that Helio should be much faster than SD625 in most midrangers at similar price range. The only problem is software updates and customer services. (It's a good buy if it didn't break after a year, lol)

26. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

How could it be 'good deal' , when NOTING except of the price could compare to next Galaxy flagship? S9 will be with the best NEW technology in the World. Right? Not to mention, that the media renders were not coming from Samsung.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

If the top bezel is larger than the bottom bezel on either of them, that's a sin.

22. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

people suddenly cared about symmetry when the X came out, though iPhone pre the X is all about symmetry than any smartphone on the planet. i wonder what those people will say about this.

28. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Those renders(this BS phone was made like) didn't came from Samsung sources ! Did you know that?

12. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

They probably did that to claim copyright infringement when the s9 is released

13. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Man 5000 mAh? Sign me up. Lmbo!:D

15. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

I fell sorry to Sammy for recycling all the design, even the Chinese knockoff able to memorise like a piece of cake

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