China is unfortunately often labeled as the land that makes pretty good fakes. We’ve seen a number of knockoffs that offer identical looking designs but normally comes with rather low level internals. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 being one of the most sought after Android smart phone right now, it is not surprising that the replica experts are making one as well.
Now a company called Goophone, not only made a Galaxy Note 3 knockoff but they have even plonked in something better. Called simply as the Goophone N3, the exterior looks rather identical along with its faux leather back cover. However internally it is powered by a MediaTek 1.7GHz MT6592 Octa-Core processor which runs on all 8 cores simultaneously.
Other hardware specs include a decent 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and even a similar 5.7″ Full HD display that does 1920×1080 pixels resolution. You’ll also get a 13MP rear camera and over at the front it comes with a bigger 5MP camera. It only supports 3G HSPA+ and the Goophone N3 comes with a 2,800mAh capacity battery.
With the emergence of fakes in the market, consumers have to be on alert if they spot deals that’s are simply too good to be true. When someone is selling something with a huge price gap from the real deal, that should raise some alarms. Some unscrupulous sellers could be taking advantage of unknowing buyers with such fakes.
The Goophone N3 will be going on sale in China sometime in December with the price tag of US$299.99, which is rather impressive for the hardware it comes with. The Note 3 replica isn’t the only model they are producing, as they have also listed their i5C and i5S models where both are selling below US$200.
The folks at GizmoChina has managed to get their hands on the N3 and you can check out their video after the break.