As the actual iPhone 5 launch draws closer, Chinese manufacturers develop a clever look-alike of this year’s hottest gadget.
The designs for the counterfeits come from the leaked case designs that we have seen over the past week, a post by MICGadget.com reveals. The device is being advertised as the “iPhone 5” in mainland China and is to be sold for the budget price of $70.
The plastic device looks to have a resistant style touch screen (as opposed to the capacitive style that we’ve all grown to love), a 3.6-inch display, has 24MB of flash storage, 64MB of RAM, and severely underpowered processor. If the lowly specs and plastic build wasn’t enough, the manufactures of the $70 “iPhone 5” also threw in a 1.3-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera for those prospective photographers around China.
The phone also features a themed version of iOS 5 built in JAVA, which is reportedly laggy and unresponsive. If one thing was done right with this copy, it was the thinness; the device measures in just .08 inches thinner than the iPhone 4.