HTC One Clone Surfaces, Packs Newer Android Jelly Bean OS Than Original

A Chinese company has produced a clone of the HTC One, and not only does it look almost exactly like the device, it has almost the same name too.

Called the HDC One, it's a pretty good copy of the device. It looks a lot more like the HTC One than a clone previously unveiled in February by GooPhone, including a plastic unibody that makes it look close enough to the original phone.

However, once you get your hands on the thing, you'll probably be able to make out the difference. This is especially true of performance, with the knockoff device only running 102 GHz quad-core MT6589 CPU and 1 GB of RAM. The 4.7-inch display is average at 720p. The battery only runs at 1,700 mAh.

On the other hand, the HDC One does come with Android 4.2.1 and eight-megapixel and two-megapixel cameras, which is pretty decent. Additionally, it will retail comparatively low at $160.

Supposedly the device will be released on April 1, but that has not been confirmed.

Another HTC device to receive the honor of being cloned was the HTC Butterfly, being replicated by the Chinese company Star. The device is called the Star S5 Butterfly and also looks quite similar to the original device. Similarly, the specs aren't as good, but they aren't bad either. It also has a lower price of $222.99.

In other clone news, it was revealed a few days ago that Chinese manufacturer Sunle had cloned Samsung's Galaxy S4. It features a 1.2GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage, a 5-inch display and 2100 mAh battery. It also includes Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean along with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 3-megapixel front-facing camera. It was reported that the device would be available April 5 and retail for about $220.

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