GooPhone S5: A Chinese clone of Samsung Galaxy S5
By Bill Taylor on February 27, 2014
It’s been less than a week, and GooPhone has cloned the Samsung Galaxy S5. In fact, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday, and the Chinese company has taken two days to make a cell phone called S5, which is identically similar to the Galaxy S5.
The manufacturer has been known for cloning various Android devices and Apple’s iPhone from time to time, but this time, it has broken all records presenting the Chinese replica of the Samsung Galaxy S5 within a few days after its official launch.
GooPhone S5 copies the same design that of the Galaxy S5, but integrates different counterparts inside based on an octa-core MediaTek 6592 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. And other tech specs include 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch Full HD display, a front-facing camera with 5-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 32GB of internal storage + micro SD, and a 2800 mAh battery.
The phone supports dual-SIM cards in addition to the common connectivity options like Wi-Fi and 3G networks (HSPA+ and GSM). Unlike the Galaxy S5, it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean instead of KitKat. Despite being less powerful than the fifth-gen of Samsung Galaxy S lineup and lacking the fingerprint reader and the heart rate sensor, it has a good hardware sector and will come in black, white, gold and blue.
Although, the GooPhone S5 isn’t yet available on the market, but seems likely cost around $300 i.e. $500 less than the Galaxy S5. The clone is expected to arrive before the availability of the Galaxy S5, slated for April 11.