We were blown away by Goophone’s fast turn around of their shameless Samsung Galaxy S5 ripoff following that device’s announcement, but they have beaten their own record — they’re starting to rip devices off weeks before they’re even made official.
Enter the Goophone M8, one very underwhelming phone based on the All New HTC One (which is set to be unveiled in New York City later this month). We imagine if you’re looking into buying this thing then you aren’t interested in exact clones as much as you are deceiving people into thinking you have HTC’s next big thing. The Goophone M8 is being listed for $229, which will get you the following suite of internals:
- 5-inch 1080p display
- 1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 Octa-Core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage with microSD slot
- 12.6MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- 2,800mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Of course, one thing the Goophone couldn’t pull off were the dual rear cameras we’re expecting the all new HTC One to have (despite their description for the phone wrongly claiming it has them). We’re not even sure if both of those front-facing speaker grills are actually hiding speakers beneath them. And for $229 we definitely aren’t expecting a lick of metal to encase all the aforementioned pieces of silicon sitting inside.
This sounds like a good buy if carrying around underpowered, poorly built ripoffs of quality phones is your thing. Otherwise, it’s still probably worth clicking through for the laugh alone. Whatever your motivation, though, you can find it all right here.