Samsung hasn’t even released the Galaxy S6 yet but already there are companies in China creating cheaper alternatives for people who want a device that looks like the Galaxy S6 but doesn’t work like it. We know that many Chinese companies are involved in making clones of some of the best selling devices on the market. Each year we see many different clones of the iPhone and some even arrive before the new iPhone is even released. Something similar has happened this time around with Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will not be released globally until April 10th. It is possible though that Chinese manufacturer No.1 will have its clone out in the market before that.
No.1’s Galaxy S6 clone actually looks quite similar to the real device. It nails the metal frame as well as the layouts for grills and buttons. From a distance the clone can easily fool someone.
However the difference will be obvious when someone holds the device. It wouldn’t have the same feel as Samsung’s flagship plus the software will be different as well.
Obviously the internal hardware package will be different too. No.1’s clone is expected to run on a MediaTek processor with up to 2GB RAM. Aside from 16GB and 32GB onboard storage the device will have support for 3G.
No.1 aims to release its Galaxy S6 clone in April, presumably before the Galaxy S6 officially arrives. Price hasn’t been revealed yet but it will surely be a lot less than the real deal.