Apple unveiled the next generation iPhones and the iPhone X on September 12. Being the special tenth-anniversary edition of iPhones, the iPhone X carries an expensive price tag.
There is confirmation from Apple that the iPhone X will be released in India in November and that the 64GB and 256GB storage variants of the smartphone will be priced at a whopping Rs. 89,000 and Rs. 102,000 respectively. At this price point, the smartphone is definitely not an affordable one for most buyers except for a small bunch of people who would not mind spending a lakh for the iPhone X.
For the majority of buyers who might feel disappointed due to the pricing strategy of Apple, there is interesting information over here. While the iPhone X is all set to go on pre-order in October and hit the retail shelves in November, a cheaper variant of the smartphone seems to have come from China. The GooPhone X has been spotted in China and it looks identical to the iPhone X. This smartphone is priced at just $100 (approx. Rs. 6,500).
GooPhone is a Chinese brand that is known for selling clones of the premium devices. The GooPhone I8 is the other name of GooPhone X. When it comes to the design, the device has copied the aesthetics of the iPhone X and runs on Android OS. There is a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display with an HD screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The handset is powered by a MediaTek MTK6580 chipset paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage capacity.
The device has been spotted on Dhgage in China claiming that they are taking orders for the same. A GizChina report points out that the device has been listed with fake features such as Android 7.0 OS and 4G LTE while it runs on the dated Android 5.0 OS and has just 3G connectivity.