The ioPhone 5 offering of green, blue, yellow, red and white intends to match the "personalities" of consumers.
Apple’s reputation in Japan is at an all-time high, placing above Microsoft and Google in a brand perception survey in September. It appears some companies are taking advantage of this heavy influence in ways that might not impress the Cupertino company in the slightest.
According to Ascii, technology outlet Iosys is set to release an iPhone 5c clone stocked with Android 4.2 dubbed the “ioPhone 5”. In many ways, the imitation phone does not quite match the original device in terms of specifications.
The ioPhone5 boasts a 480x854 display. 512MB of RAM accompanies a dual-core Mediatek chip, 4GB of storage and a 2 megapixel camera. On the other hand, the iPhone 5c offers a 640x1,136 display, 1GB of RAM, a dual-core A6 chip, 16GB or 32GB of storage and an 8 megapixel camera.
The same can’t be said about the dimensions, where the two phones almost go hand in hand. The width and thickness are almost identical, with the height between the two devices differing by 3mm.
The device will be released on Friday starting at 15,490 yen or US$150.