GooPhone i6 is official, clones the iPhone 6 and goes on sale August 1 in China

GooPhone i6

When it comes to iPhone clones, one knockoff “competitor” is pretty famous for its tenacity. GooPhone has officially announced the GooPhone i6, and as you can see, it shares quite the resemblance to a still unannounced device.

Of course, that has never stopped GooPhone in the past. In fact, the knockoff creator seems only interested in beating Apple to market with their look-alike device, basing their designs off the leaked specifications that we see most often. In the case of the GooPhone 6, it does indeed look like plenty of the renders we’ve seen of Apple’s incoming handset, even if it still isn’t official by any means.

Breaking down the features indicates why this will never be more than just a mid-range knockoff, though. It features a 4.7-inch qHD display, with a resolution of 960×540. There’s an MTK6582 quad-core processor under the hood, and 1GB of RAM. There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the back, and a 5MP camera on the front. It’s loaded with 8GB of built-in storage.

The announcement, first revealed by GizChina, precedes a launch date of August 1. The price? Somewhere around $150. It’s running some version of Android, but the report doesn’t confirm which version. It also looks like the only color option will be gold.

Last year, GooPhone launched the GooPhone i5s, which tirelessly copied the physical design of the iPhone 5s and launched before Apple could officially announce their own device. Oddly enough, while iPhone clones are popular, it’s relatively unheard of to see two functioning clones out there in the wild before the new iPhone lands in stores. Earlier in July we saw the first functioning iPhone 6 clone in China, thanks to counterfeiters trying to grab some of the limelight, so it looks like GooPhone can’t take the “First!” title this time around.

Though, GooPhone does have the distinction of actually selling the device. So that’s something.

Have you ever bought, or tried, a clone of a popular device?

[via GizChina]