HTC hasn’t even released its all new HTC One (HTC M8) but right now a clone of the upcoming flagship device is already available in the market. Chinese manufacturer Goophone, which is notoriously popular for creating clones of popular devices, is at it again and this time around they have released the Goophone M8 which clones the HTC M8.
As can be expected with all the other Goophone clones this latest clone only resembles the HTC M8 in physical appearance but its internal hardware is quite different. At first glance you might be fooled into thinking that it is the real deal from the front view as it appears to have a similar design as the original device. The back part of the device bears the Goophone brand which announces that it isn’t an HTC device. This device also has only one rear camera while the HTC M8 makes use of two rear cameras.
- Network: GSM, WCDMA (HSUPA, HSDPA)
- Operating System: Android 4.2
- Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz
- Carrier: Unlocked
- Screen: 5-inch, 1080P FHD (1920×1080 pixels)
- Processor: 1.7GHz MTK MT6592 octa-core processor, GPS: ARM Mali450-MP4
- RAM: 1GB RAM
- ROM: 16GB RAM
- Rear Camera: 12.6-megapixel camera, with LED flashlight
- Front Camera: 5-megapixel camera
- Battery: 2800mAh
- SIM Card: Dual SIM cards slots (Standard)
While the HTC M8 has still to be officially announced strong rumors suggest that it will have a 5-inch display and use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
The Goophone M8 on the other hand also sports a similar 5-inch display and even uses an octa-core processor courtesy of MediaTek. The device itself has good specifications and should be able to provide a smooth user experience. If Goophone marketed this as a unique device with a different name and shedding its clone image then a lot of people might be interested in this.
The Goophone M8 is now available in gold, silver, and black and sells for $230 at the company’s online store. If you are planning to get the HTC M8 but don’t have the budget for it then you might want to consider getting its clone which sells for a fraction of the price of the original device.