Chinese Brand Launches Low-Cost Galaxy S8 Clonesby Ajinkya September 30, 2017
A Chinese smartphone brand, going by the name Leagoo has launched the clones of Samsung’s most sought-after phones. Copying the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Leagoo has rolled-out S8 and S8 Pro. As you can sense, the company isn’t subtle about the naming scheme. Leagoo even went on to unveil it publicly at an event in Shenzhen, China.
Much like Samsung’s original phones, these clones feature bezel-less design language. The rear is also all glass back panel which is curved and meets the metal frame. Both get fingerprint sensors at the back. The Dual cameras on the Leagoo S8 Pro are horizontally stacked whereas the Leagoo S8 gets vertically stacked Dual camera setup. The company likes to call it “Unstoppable Fullscreen” phones. The Leagoo S8 Pro and S8 will be available for $299.99 and $169.99 respectively and early pre-orders are likely to get up to $50 discount.
The bigger and more powerful of the lot, the Leagoo S8 Pro sports a 6-inch Full HD+ Sharp made a screen with 2160 x 1080 pixels. It has a tall aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P25 chipset with a 2.6 GHz octa-core CPU. It uses 6 GB Samsung LPDDR4 RAM for efficient multi-tasking. There is a SanDisk powered 64 GB eMMC 5.1 inbuilt storage. The dual-camera setup on the back of the S8 Pro comprises of a primary 13 MP sensor and a secondary Samsung 5 MP sensor. The selfie addicts will be pleased as it gets a Samsung 13 MP front-facing shooter. The phone supports Fast charging and comes with a 3050 mAh battery.
The cheaper Leagoo S8 sports a smaller 5.72-inch display with Full HD display and 18:9 aspect ratio. It gets a lower spec’d chipset which is an octa-core MediaTek 6750T clocked at 1.5 GHz and coupled with 3 GB RAM. There’s quite a change in optics as the S8 features a dual-camera setup with 13 MP + 2 MP Sony sensors at the back. While the other handset packs-in more power, the S8 makes up for it with a dual-selfie camera with a 8 MP + 2.0 MP sensor configuration. The Leagoo S8 is also capable of Fast charging and packs in the same 3050 mAh battery like its sibling.