You can already buy an imitation All New HTC One even before the thing is official

goophone m8

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.

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  • Phaz0n

    The only problem I see with the specs is the 1GB of RAM. Everything else looks decent enough.

    Especially for only $229!

  • Jack Parker

    No ugly-wasteful-htc-logo space. Well done goophone!

    • CerealFTW

      They would be sued if they put an htc logo ha

      • No_Nickname90

        Not because the device looks exactly like their phone, but because they would have used the logo.

        I don’t get this. I wonder if HTC or any other company filed a complaint if they would win the fight.

        I just want to know, because if GooPhone won, then EVERY Apple case would have to be overturn. LoL!!

    • No_Nickname90

      So because it has capacitive buttons it’s no longer ugly? Not very good logic. It should have been “ugly” regardless.

    • max

      Im sure there’s a reason HTC has that space on the original One and the new one. It’s probably not for pointing the middle finger at its customers.

  • Pkmmte

    Goophone is awesome! xD

  • a) youth.in.asia

    Someone could make a killing by selling these as “prototype” devices to fanboys

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    Hmmm… Vanilla Android and no wasted bezel black hole bar?

    • No_Nickname90

      Because you called it a black hole, you made it sound cool. =.P

  • Ben Edwards

    It’s a rip off of the new HTC One that looks just like the old One? Hmmm…They may not have gotten this one quite right.

  • irishrally

    GPE running ICS!

  • Alec

    This has a 2800 mAh battery… Hope that translates to the real McCoy…

    • MITM

      rumors say 2900

  • kwaping

    And this is why leaks are serious business.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Even better: The TTS voice for this phone is the guy who leaked the first “review”

    Q: “Ok Google, What’s the weather?”
    A: “It Twendy-twee degrease and mohhstly cloudy ieeen Noo Yerk”

  • steveb944

    Hahaha. I bet those front speakers are just decoration. I do like their look better tho without the huge logo, but maybe HTC needs that space for that Boom

    • toomuchgame441

      Lol @ decorations, ikr

    • max

      dat boooom

  • TheJunkie

    Manufacturers have come to enjoy clones and ripoffs as a compliment.
    They know they are doing a good thing when thugs spend the time and energy to clone the look.
    It’s the louis vuitton of the phone world:)

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    How hasnt this company been sued into oblivion?

    • mmmmmbop

      The same reason Chinese car companies blatantly steal designs from BMW, Audi, Toyota, etc. The Chinese courts are extremely corrupt.

    • Mike Robertson

      Because companies like Samsung is too busy blocking rooted users like me to go after companies that are ripping off the newest product!