Begun the clone wars have: check out this iPhone X copy

In any industry, there's often the "borrowing" or "copying" of ideas from one competitor to another — it's the way the cookie crumbles. Someone makes something cool, others try to mimic it. But there are also those who don't remix and redo other ideas, but directly replicate them. Which is always fun to witness, right? Well, unless you are the one being copied.

We present to you the Leagoo S9 — the phony iPhone X, powered by Android. Hey, at least it has a fingerprint scanner!

Leagoo is a China-based company and it's reasonable to assume that the phone would be sold in China only, where it was introduced today. Fun fact, however: the hardware is still finalized. In fact, the S9 was supposed to have a more Samsung Galaxy-like look, with curved display edges, but that was reportedly more expensive than Leagoo anticipated, so the company went for the iPhone X look.

With no hardware data to share, we can't know whether that "signature" notch on top of the display would store any special biometric scanners, nor whether the dual camera on the back would have a telephoto lens. The screen is said to have a 5.8-inch diagonal and it looks like it has the 19.5:9 aspect ratio, but we are not certain of the exact numbers. We do see that there's a fingerprint scanner where an Apple logo would be.

As far as hardware controls go — power and volume are all on the right, there are no navigation keys — for obvious, thin-bezelled reasons — and there's no mute switch, in case you were hoping.

Be honest, would you buy this, if only to check out how it runs?


source: WinFuture

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36 Comments

1. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

"The Best" motivates everyone.

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No doubt. Just look how far Samsung has brought Apple. Amazing, innit? G'Day!

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No mention of pricing. But I am sure this iPhone X Android clone will be less than $100.

25. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

First Samsung smartphone was launched in 2009, first iPhone in 2007. Well, I hope you can figure out the rest.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Incorrect. The first Samsung Android smartphone was released in 2009. Samsung was making Palm powered smartphones as far back as 2001. Nice try though.

28. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Chill brah you don't the meaning of a smartphone.

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

Clearly, I do better than you do. Perhaps you're just too young to remember that there was a world of smartphones before iOS & Android took over the market. The hubris of the young--they think they know so much.

32. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Marketing a phone as "smartphone" and an actual smartphone are two different things. That phone with Palm OS was just a phone.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're only making yourself sound dumber. Next you'll be telling us that Symbian wasn't a smartphone OS either. Sit down & stop embarrassing yourself.

34. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Yeah Nokia 215, 216, 230 all are smartphones aren't they?

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

"I can't take my L properly, so I'll just continue commenting irrelevantly." -NickHill

31. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

I guess you don't know the real meaning of smarphone as 1st smartphone was debuted in 1992 which was Simon Personal Communicator made by IBM. Sorry for bursting your cute litte bubble. Pls little kid get out of you iBubble now.

2. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Still better than the real thing

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hint: It has Android.

18. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

All Clones do.

15. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Ouch! That must have hurt a lot of iFans.

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The notch is really very classy....

6. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

*and this is less buggy and smooth.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1859; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I am glad Apple did the iPhone X, now all the Android hardware manufacturers will finally eliminate the top and bottom bezels.

7. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

because iPhone x has no top or bottom bezel? the device is surrounded by bezel and most importantly it has a worse screen to body ratio compare to s8 note8 v30

21. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

The iPhone X is surrounded by bezels on all sides. It has a worse screen-to-body ratio then the Note 8, Galaxy s8 and s8+, and the LG V30. Androids have been eliminating bezels for years, Apple is just now joining the trend. By the way, Samsung makes the iPhone X's screen. So, thank Samsung.

5. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

Great...... Finally, someone is trying to save humans for becoming iSheep.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

11. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

man, you fandroids foam at the mouth for these apple articles.

22. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Fandroids, I like that. I'll start calling myself that now. Thanks!

14. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 145; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

I don't know any Android user that would even think of having a phone that resembles anything close to an iPhone... that's like slapping yourself in the face, and who does that? LOL

16. Chaise unregistered

I like how he's shamefully hiding the bottom bezel

17. thedizzle

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Like "NO DONT LOOK AT IT"

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Google shouldn't allow to add any additional manufacturing partners. They should have less than 10 rather than 250...Makes no sense...

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

How would Google benefit from limiting their manufacturing partners? Just because a phone exists, it doesn't mean you have to buy it so why do you care? That's what actually makes no sense.

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