Goophone has already cloned the all new HTC One
You can always count on Chinese company Goophone to clone the most exciting smartphones put out by the big brands. And once again, Goophone seems intent on breaking records in terms of the speed with which it knocks off handsets.
Last year, Goophone unveiled its HTC One clone the day before that device’s official announcement. This year, though, it’s not waiting that long – the Goophone M8 is already listed and ready to be ordered. This, in case you haven’t figured it out, is Goophone’s clone of the all new HTC One – a phone which will only get official on March 25!
Goophone is interestingly using the all new One’s codename of M8 here, whereas last year’s clone was called Goophone One. This makes sense, in some ways, since something like Goophone All New One would have sounded a bit strange (as HTC’s official name certainly does).
Unfortunately, though, Goophone hasn’t done a great job at copying this time around. We’ve seen the all new One in many leaked press renders, but the Goophone M8 seems more akin to the One from 2013 than to the new One – especially on the back. With its Samsung Galaxy S5 clone, Goophone did a much better job of creating a lookalike.
Anyway, if for whatever reason you’re actually interested in purchasing a Goophone M8, you should know that it’s priced at just $229.99, unlocked of course. It comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 12.6 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front camera, a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, HSPA, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
It’s amazingly already listed as being in stock, so if you want one – knock yourself out.