Samsung Galaxy S4 already cloned, launches before the real one

by: Mike StengerMarch 25, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t be out until the end of April and manufacturers are already taking a crack at it. Thanks to a tip from  Caotic.it, we found out that Chinese manufacturer Sunle has cloned the Galaxy S4, calling the creation the S400. It’ll cost around $220 USD and will be available in China starting April 5.

Available in black or white, the specs are actually pretty solid:

  • 5-inch IPS HD display at 1280 x 720
  • 1.2GHz Mediatek MTK6859 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage with support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2100 mAh battery

As with any smartphone or device from relatively unknown manufacturers, quality is always a concern. With Samsung more popular than ever, many companies will do whatever they can to get a slice of the Android marketplace, even if that means shameless ripoffs. Would you or have you ever bought a Chinese knockoff?

Thanks, Andrea!

  • Well with those specs and that price…

    • Yep i’d stay away from it too!

    • yea…and the specific absorption rate SAR will kill a baby in one week.

      • MasterMuffin

        *adult, this is never getting out if China!

  • Bone

    That was fast. Does it come with 2 versions too?

  • Daabon Ecologico

    S4 ? O.o mmm, sus caracteristicas se ven geniales pero la verdad de la forma en que se ve su diseño se ve mejor el S3.

    Att: http://daabonecologico.com

  • SCMProfessor

    Now, if it was a “real” ripoff, meaning the specs were identical… then it MIGHT be worth trying out, but at those specs who not find a used S3?

  • krudd

    Sounds more like an S3 clone than an S4 clone.

  • pratyush97

    lolol

  • There are a lot of wonderful models in China.
    I saw models with full HD screen, 3600mAh, 5.7″, 6.0″, capacitive pen like Galaxy Note etc for juste prices like 150~250 dollars.

    • There are quite a few online marketplaces where you can buy, but always have to be careful. Quality can be good, but you don’t always know whereas a device made by a more well known brand, likely has reviews. Plus, good look getting software updates.

  • enrique

    well, manufacturers should stop making their phone ins china. as simple as that.

  • No, I have never bought a Chinese knock of and I never will.

  • Well, the writer should have at least check the specs and changed the title to something more appropriate. With those specifications it looks no where closer to the S4.

  • abhay

    Good for nothing. .

  • hassan

    hell noooo galaxy s3 will beat this you are talking about s4 lol

  • I’ve been enjoying a Chinese phone ThL w3+ since last November.
    mediatek CPU enable these phones to be inexpensive
    when it comes to build quality, I can personally vouch for ThL :-)

  • owl83

    I have got a clone of the galaxy note 2 and I,ll tell you what its a cracking phone! Best phone I’ve had. These Chinese phones are very good they will be making phones soon that will lead the market.

  • MSmith79

    How is this a clone exactly? Just the shell I guess.

  • George Anna

    yea,it has been cloned ,and i had ever seen the samsung galaxy s4 in the OrientDeal,is there anyone know it?

  • Etica Periodista

    Si es excelente y a colombia llega ya en Mayo *.* lo vi sus carasteristicas en un programa de tv de tecnologia…..

    http://eticaperiodista.wordpress.com/

  • George Anna

    there is a clone of alternative of galaxy s4 in the OrientDeal which named Orient N9500,one of my friend had got it ,i want to know is there any other people know it?