Samsung Galaxy S4 already cloned, launches before the real one

by: Mike StengerMarch 25, 2013

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, 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!

  • Roland Taylor

    Well with those specs and that price…

    • Jack Parker

      Yep i’d stay away from it too!

    • Mihai Moga

      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.


  • 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.

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  • Rodrigo Freijanes

    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.

    • Mike Stenger

      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.

  • Muhammad Marsh

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

  • Harish Kotra

    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

  • Olumide Oyetoke

    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…..

  • 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?