Well, it was bound to happen any day. And it has. Ladies and gentlemen, once again it’s GooPhone bringing you clones of the most successful devices out there! This time, we’re talking about the iPhone 5S. The Chinese clone maker has acted quickly, like it always does, and the GooPhone i5S is already up for pre-order. It’s even offered in the same three colors as the original.
So yes, there’s a gold iPhone 5S clone out there. And someone managed to get some hands-on time with the gold GooPhone i5S. Hence, the photo below and the video below that.
The GooPhone i5S sticks to the tried and tested clone formula of delivering looks that are as close as possible to the cloned device, but with specs that are miles away (read: a lot lower-end). It sports a 4-inch 540×960 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, 3G, and a 1,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 123.8×58.6×7.6 mm, and it weighs 112 grams. The measurements and weight are in fact identical to those of the iPhone 5S.
The GooPhone i5S can be pre-ordered for $199.99 unlocked and contract-free. So it has the same price as the original, but doesn’t come with the requirement of a two-year service agreement with a carrier. Or with iOS, or with a fingerprint sensor, or with many other things that actually make Apple’s latest smartphone unique. But hey, if you simply want to fool some ignorant friends into thinking you can afford an iPhone – this will do, right?