The Galaxy S5 was just announced on Monday, but that’s not stopping GooPhone from already unveiling a clone of it. For those who don’t know, GooPhone is known for ripping off the designs of various Android and Apple devices.

The GooPhone S5 looks nearly identical to the real thing, which may be a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about the Galaxy S5. Under the hood we find very different specs from the GS5 such as a 2GHz MediaTek 6592 octa-core CPU. Other specs include 2GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13MP cam with LED flash, 5MP front-cam, 2800 mAh battery, dual-SIM support, 32GB, microSD, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G support and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

For what it is, the specs aren’t too shabby considering the price is just $300, though you do end up with a MediaTek CPU instead of Snapdragon, and obviously you don’t get the fingerprint reader or the heart rate monitor. It’s also important to note that the handset doesn’t truly exist just yet, and is currently listed out of stock, as it obviously hasn’t even gone into production.

Will anyone buy it? Probably. While most techie-types probably would avoid a knock-off device that’s based on a handset that already has mixed reception, the real target are non-tech-savvy individuals that want to have the same looking phone as the rest of the crowd, without paying the full price.

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  • Cal Rankin

    I think it’s funny. The only thing I don’t like is that GooPhone continues to use Android 4.2

    • Simos Katsiaris

      But they have true octa core

      • Jayfeather787

        It is true octa core but it is a mediatek. Mediatek is not that slow, but not nearly as fast as Snapdragon. The biggest downside for me is that mediatek does not release the processor source. This would be a great phone for the average user, and it would have great performance, but it would have no development support, nor updates, which in my opinion, keeps Android phones alive with the advancing hardware, which causes manufacturers to not update older devices. That was a run on but I am too lazy to fix it.

        • George

          Well….it scores around 31-32k in Antutu and Qualcomm 801 scores around 35k so not much of a performance gap between them.
          For 300$ this device is phenomenal! :D

          • jamie

            i bought their s4 and compare it to my friends s4 there’s no way you can tell unless you run benchmark…the screen is 720 and no 4g…but i can live with that =) i’ll buy this s5 when it’s out…and my friend still stuck with her s4 and another 2 years contract.

    • Winston Purnomo

      Same here – 4.2 is just OLD.

    • benigno

      till now nearly all chinese phones still use android 4.2 OS

  • Suthan Sivekumaar

    The difference is that the goo phone has Android 4.2 and has a 13 MP Rear Camera with a 5 MP Front Facing Camera! 5 inch screen on the GooPhone S5 and 5.1 inch on Galaxy S5, not much of a difference in screen size though. GooPhone S5 expandable storage is up to 32 GB where the GS5 is up to 128 GB, the GS5 has the fingerprint sensor where the GooPhone doesn’t have that feature. There are plenty of differences between these two phones!

    • Amine Elouakil

      The Goophone has 32gb Internal storage expandable with micro SD to 128gb. and it’s true Octacore, if it delivers it’s a much better choice since it cost half the price

  • proda

    A clone got cloned ? Clone-ception!

    • najiy91

      are you mentioning s5 copies s4 and note 3?(‘~’)

  • Balraj

    I have heard a lot of goophone from your site
    Is it even legal to rip of design?
    Specifically apple & Samsung won’t do a thing
    That’s weird…

    • MadCowOnAStick

      China logic.

    • Fred Chiang

      no its not legal but samsung and apple don’t really care. goophone will probably sell what, a couple hundred or thousand of these phones?

      • kg2128

        Also even if they did care it wouldn’t amount to anything. Car makers took Chinese companies to court over clones, and the Chinese courts simply denied that there was any copying going on.

  • Shark Bait

    The difference is this is a render, not a phone!

  • I honestly, couldn’t care less about this being a knock off. It looks as if it will have compareable specs to that of the real thing, and with true octa core and a 5mp front facing camera, its kind of amazing that it will be going on sale for about $300 US. Moreover, if it had all the bands, this would be perfect as a cheap beater smartphone and not having to expereince a drop off in performence.

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  • Fred Chiang

    … wow for $300 this is actually kind of worth it lol

  • Tuấn Ankh

    The wallpapers on two devices are different. Goophone is indeed very original…

  • gh0st

    I bet it didn’t take that much of an effort, they probably just changed the back cover on their Galaxy S3/S4 clone and voila, they now have the S5 clone

  • Dimitar Gospodinov

    Now here you can talk about “build quality”…

  • Adon

    Interesting. GooPhone just needs to start producing their own designs and phone. The leather on their S5 actually looks nicer lol. Why are Samsung so easy to clone. I havent heard of a Clone LG G2,Nokia Z1. Any how,you get what you pay for.

    • Marco Lancaster

      They clone what they think will bring more money, Samsung and Apple are the biggest in selling. It’s just curious too how is easy for they clone up these devices in terms of design. And people buy it, because a lot of people want havê a Note 3, but can’t afford the original.

  • Mike – Construction Contractor

    I remember Dateline or 20/20 doing something about this. They mention that a lot of people buy GooPhone’s to carry when they are away from their home or traveling in case it is stolen. They use the real phone at home – where it is safer.

  • vaishno

    Goo in Hindi means SHIT.
    So literal translation is …

  • Heisenberg

    Lol this is hilarious!!

  • Adrian Remus

    Why is the clone looking better!?

    • Heisenberg

      They look exactly the same to me…But Gosh the last 2 days in tech have been very boring – hardly any interesting articles…

      • Adrian Remus

        Yeah, i know. I’m waiting for April quietly, maybe we’ll see some WP8.1 devices.

        I have my money ready, now i just need the right phone.

      • Adrian Remus

        And if you have no plans for weekend, get ready for the ultimate boredom in tech world.

        • Heisenberg

          Oh God yeah, I wish Google would block it’s services on WP just so we could argue about it this weekend Lol

          • Adrian Remus

            Well they “blocked” youtube again. Currently not working on my MetroTube app but the dev submitted a fix for it. Should be available soon.

            So it’s fine by me. I hope MS will block Google apps after WP will gain popularity lol

          • Heisenberg

            Me too! Anything to start a flame war!

            Btw, how do u know Google blocked it??

  • goophoneshops sell this

  • “Goo” means “Shit” in Hindi Language and that explains why GooPhones are shit, and not even in reality!

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