The Samsung Galaxy S5 has already been cloned. Meet the Goophone S5
Goophone is one Chinese smartphone maker that’s extremely well known for cloning devices from all the big manufacturers, and even some smaller ones. In some cases, it even churns out multiple clone variants for the same handset. Over the past couple of years, though, Goophone has been making a name for itself by how fast it manages to clone new stuff.
That said, this has to be some kind of a record. It took Goophone less than two days to clone the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Goophone S5 is already listed on the company’s website, and, as you’d expect… it features an uncanny resemblance to Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. The Goophone S5 is not available to order just yet, but don’t be surprised if it will be out sooner than the Galaxy S5.
Thankfully, Goophone has at least outfitted the S5 clone with some pretty nice specs – at least as far as clones go, this is high-end. The Goophone S5 has a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front camera, a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 3G, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Fun fact: while in many respects the Goophone S5 pales in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S5, its front-facing camera is actually higher-res than the original’s.
The Goophone S5 will be offered in black, white, gold, and blue – just like the Galaxy S5. The price is however set to be entirely different, as Goophone has chosen to ask for just $299.99 for its clone. This is for an unlocked unit, of course, and is sure to be much less than what you’ll have to pay for a Galaxy S5. Then again, we still wonder who actually buys such clones. Does anyone?