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Goophone i5S is an iPhone rip-off that looks and functions like an Apple handset

Goophone i5S

We’ve seen quite a lot of iPhone clones, but what makes the Goophone i5S special is that it’s maker has taken the privilege to affix the device with the ‘5S’ moniker, a branding which is suppose to be featured on Apple’s next best thing. Well, that’s provided the Cupertino giant follows its popular naming tradition.

A post on Phandroid states citing GizmoChina as its source that the i5S smartphone is highly similar to the iPhone 5 in appearance. So how is it a rip-off to the Apple’s next iteration? Well, that’s quite simple – The guys over at Cupertino tend to retain the previous design for its ‘S’ models, which is why the current smartphone and the future addition could be the same in appearance.

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iPhone 5

This piece of hardware comes with the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 platform preloaded. But there’s a slight twist – The interface seems to have been heavily modified to look identical to iOS. Potential buyers will also get the basic Android layout as switching between the skins is convenient and takes not more than a simple key code in the dialer.

Coming to the technical specifications, the handset packs in a capacitive multi-touch screen that spans 4 inches wide and proffers a resolution of 854 x 480p pixels. The device has a thickness of 7.6mm and it comes loaded with a decent offering of components which place it as an entry-level candidate. A dual core MTK MT6577 processor clocked a 1GHz runs the show here with 512MB of RAM.

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Users will have 8GB of integrated storage for hoarding content and a 5MP rear-facing camera to capture images as well as videos. A 1.3MP front-facing snapper enables live-face-to-face calling. On the connectivity front, the handset renders support for GSM, EDGE and GPRS as well as WCDMA networks, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g and GPS. Embedded above is a video showing off the handset’s features and capabilities.

The Goophone i5S is currently available for purchase through Android Sale for $149.99 in black, while the white option is out of stock. The device went on sale for a discounted price of $99 for the 1000 buyers and according to the retailer, the orders were surpasses in just 21 minutes of going live. Those units are expected to ship in 48 hours’ time.

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