The Samsung Galaxy Note II Gets A GooPhone Clone Complete With S Pen
GooPhone, a Chinese manufacturer famous for its clones of high-end smartphones and tablets, has today revealed the N2 Lite, its Samsung Galaxy Note II copy. The device comes with a 5.5-inch display, and even has its own S Pen, and at first glance, it almost looks identical to the real thing. Pull away its plastic, however, and and you’ll find it’s very different.
GooPhone has done a great job at making the N2 Lite look like the real Galaxy Note II. In fact, if you removed the “GooPhone” moniker from the back of the device, I’d bet that most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference based on these images.
But it’s when you get inside the N2 Lite that you realize it’s nothing like a real Galaxy Note II. It has a 5.5-inch 720p display, just like the real thing, but there’s no quad-core processor, no LTE connectivity, and nowhere near 16GB of internal storage.
Instead, you get a 1GHz dual-core processor. That’s why the handset is called the N2 Lite, not just the N2, according to UnwiredView. There’s also 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 3G, and a 3,100 mAh battery. The device comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front, and runs what appears to be a very good TouchWiz clone.
Some of the N2 Lite’s specifications are very similar to the real Galaxy Note II’s — such as its display, its rear-facing camera, and its battery. But I’ll bet it doesn’t offer the same experience. It does have one thing in its favor, however, and that is its price.
The N2 Lite will be priced at just ¥999 when it launches “very soon,” which is just $160. GooPhone will also be offering fake flip cases for it, too.
Earlier this week, the company announced the GooPhone One, an HTC One clone that was actually unveiled before the real thing. The company also offers fake iPhone 5 handsets, and fake iPad minis.