Goophone’s Galaxy Note 4 knockoff goes on sale before the real thing


Samsung may have all but confirmed its Galaxy Note 4 is coming on September 3, but the South Korean company hasn’t revealed its specifics just yet. That hasn’t stopped smartphone clone specialist Goophone from announcing its knockoff version, however.

The Goophone N4 looks like it could slot right into Samsung’s official Galaxy Note lineup, but its internal specifications are likely to fall well short of the real thing.

The real Galaxy Note 4 is expected to come with a Quad HD display, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 805 processor, a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and up to 4GB of RAM. It’s also expected to sport a new form factor with a metal chassis much like Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha.

The Goophone N4, on the other hand, has a 1080p display, a MediaTek MT6592 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. It’s also made entirely out of plastic.

Now, those certainly aren’t bad specifications — they’d actually give other flagship smartphones a run for their money. But alongside what we expect to see from the Galaxy Note 4, they just can’t compete.

It’s also worth remembering the Goophone N4 won’t have a heart beat monitor, a fingerprint scanner, or an ultraviolet sensor, and it won’t be running TouchWiz. And though you may think that’s a bonus, the Goophone’s operating system will almost certainly be much worse.

Goophone hasn’t confirmed the N4’s price tag yet, but it will begin taking pre-orders on September 15.