Android based ioPhone rips off iPhone 5c wholesale

You’d be forgiven for mistaking the ioPhone for Apple’s iPhone 5c. This Android-based knock-off handset features the same plastic shell as Apple’s device and is available in the same five bright colors: yellow, red, green, blue and white. Made by Japanese manufacturer Iosys, ioPhone is almost an exact replica of Apple’s handset, down to the curvature, the physical buttons and other detail.

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The handset will go on sale in Japan tomorrow and we have the weirdest promotional video ever for your viewing pleasure, right after the break…

Check out the video.

That’s a catchy upbeat tune!

The ioPhone runs Android 4.2 and packs in a rather pedestrian 254ppi 480-by-854 pixel resolution display and a two-megapixel camera. It’s powered by a dual-core Mediatek chip with 512MB of RAM and has 4GB of built-in flash storage, as reported by CNET.

Hey, what did you expect for 15,490 yen (around $150)?

By comparison, the iPhone 5c has a 640-by-1,136 pixel resolution Retina display, an eight-megapixel iSight camera, at least 16GB of onboard storage and runs Apple’s dual-core A6 chip with 1GB of RAM.

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ioPhone dimensions: 61.8×9×127.5mm versus 59.2×8.97×124.4 for Apple’s device.

I wasn’t aware Japanese do knock-off products.

It’s probably made in China, anyway…

This article originally appeared at http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/12/19/iophone/

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