China, the land of possibilities, is showing us that it is indeed possible for you to get fakes of almost anything and everything there. Case in point, take a look at these Galaxy S III rip-offs.
Aside from looking very much like the original Samsung flagship smartphone, the Chinese fakes come in two versions, a low spec fake S III and a high spec version complete with a 4.8-inch, 720p display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Even the fake box looks like the real one.
The low-end fake S III features a 4.7-inch 480×800 display, there’s also a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. A far cry from the quad-core powerhouse that is the real Galaxy S III, the fake low-end version is powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and a paltry 4GB of on-board storage, running an ancient Android 2.3 OS. On top of that, the device looks to be much thicker than the original S III. The low-end fake S III is selling for US$209 or RM664 at today’s exchange rate.
The high-end fake S III features a non-Super AMOLED 4.8-inch 1280×720 display, an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera. There’s 1.2GHz dual-core MT6577 processor made by Taiwanese company MediaTek. The device comes with 1GB of RAM, an 16GB of on-board storage. You also get Android 4.0, TWO standard SIM card slots, a USB 2.0 port, and a 2500mAh Li-on battery. As if that’s not enough, the original accessories work with this knockoff of the S III. The device sells for US$272 or RM865 at today’s exchange range.
Would you get one? Why?
Head over to after the jump for some hands-on videos of the two devices.