updated 01:16 pm EDT, Sat October 26, 2013
New GooPhone mimics iPhone features, iOS look
Just over a month after the release of the iPhone 5s, notorious knockoff manufacturer GooPhone has debuted its own 5s lookalike. The GooPhone i5S mocks both the build of Apple's new high-end smartphone and the aesthetic of iOS 7, even down to app icon designs. The 5s doppelganger runs Android, though, and it retails for just $199 for an unlocked device.
Inside, the GooPhone is quite different from its inspiration, packing just a 4-inch qHD 960x540 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash. Rounding out its mid-range specs are 1GB of RAM, a 1500mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, and 3G connectivity. It also runs Android 4.2.2.
In all likelihood, the device will never hit American shores, due to the threat of litigation from Apple. GooPhone has previously copied iPhone designs, releasing another GooPhone with lower specs earlier this year. The Chinese manufacturer has even threatened Apple with legal action, claiming that it ha patented an iPhone 5-like design in China prior to that device's release there.