GooPhone, a China-based mobile phone manufacturer known for creating smartphone clones has come up with another creation, clone of yet-to-be announced Apple iPhone 6.
Since Apple has yet to unveil their latest iteration of iPhone, the clone produced by GooPhone is primarily based off leaked images and videos; most of which may or may not make it to the original final product.
Setting consumers back a fine $159.99 for the 16GB version, the knockoff iPhone 6 is expected to launch in only two colours (black and white) and will begin shipping, starting Aug. 1, 2014.
However, before you get all excited, note that this knockoff variant runs at entirely different processor and OS than the original iPhone. Featuring Android instead of iOS, the clone uses a 1.4 GHz processor which is inferior to both original iPhones and GooPhone i5s (which is another knockoff of iPhone 5s). Other notable features include fingerprint reader at the front and an auto-focusing camera at the back.
Another major difference is the inclusion of an image of bumblebee instead of classic Apple logo which is usually featured at the backside of the phone. Whether or not this is to avoid copyright infringement from Apple remains to be seen, but the GooPhone has commented that they find bumblebee cuter than the Apple logo.
Once again, it is too early to judge how close GooPhone has come across creating a phone which until now, is solely based on assumptions and speculations. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised if the original iPhone turns out to be a completely different product, considering the fact that most of the previous leaks have been proven to be false.
Hopefully, more news will become available if the rumours of a September release are too believed. In the meanwhile, here’s an introductory video showing off the knockoff in its full swing.
Have a look at it above and share your opinions!