Knock-off Nokia Lumia 920 appears in India

You know as a company that you've made it when your flagship smartphone product has been unforgivingly copied by a Chinese knock-off producer - something that has recently happened to Nokia, as a cheap knock-off of the Lumia 920 has been spotted in India. Unsurprisingly this device is not actually running Windows Phone (or Android), although it does run "normal embedded software" according to the eBay listing.

The knock-off, called the Lamia R920 (or the Lumia R9, or the Lamia R9, or the Lumia R920; they can't quite make up their mind), packs an impressive 4.5-inch display, a whopping 2-megapixel rear camera, a whole 200 kB of in-built memory plus an included 4 GB microSD card, and dual-SIM capabilities as one would expect from a knock-off such as this.

Don't worry though, as the features don't end there! You also get classic MP3 player functionality, enhanced of course by the 3.5mm headset to connect to "universal headset", and there's also the possibility that the internet will work, although the manufacturer (Mhorse) doesn't seem too confident. And let's not forget that it is a "High Class Expensive" phone, according to the seller, so feel confident showing off the "smooth finish" and "fantastic look" to your mates.

The rip-off Lumia 920 is going for Rs. 4,450.00 on eBay (around US$82), so pick one up if you're interested.

Source: eBay via: PhoneArena

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ohh .. We call it here " china mobile " .. seriously why any company sue these or ban these guyz.
really ****ed off ...
they make their mobile totally pin to pin match. just their name changes little bit .. like
Samsung -- become samsong
Nokia --- > Nukia
iphone --> ipone
blackberry --> blackcherry etc . lolz.

Because it will be almost impossible to sue those companies inside China.

DesiSpark said,
ohh .. We call it here " china mobile " .. seriously why any company sue these or ban these guyz.
really ****ed off ...
they make their mobile totally pin to pin match. just their name changes little bit .. like
Samsung -- become samsong
Nokia --- > Nukia
iphone --> ipone
blackberry --> blackcherry etc . lolz.

The resolution on those tiles are horrible. 200KB of internal memory? I bet it is slower than an LCD watch.How did they even get the OS to run in such a small space?

China and Korea are no longer the only KIRF phone makers. We can now add India.
How come Apple hasn't sued the makers of GoopPhone and will Microsoft sue these guys?

The Camera is located exactly where you would find it in normal chinese phones, not where it should have been i.e. in the middle like Lumia 920. I guess the insides probably contain standard parts u'd find in China and hence moving a camera down to middle would have been too much of an effort.

Chances are that someone has imported this from China to India. Even legit manufacturers like Micromax don't manufacture devices in India due to higher labour cost.

That people tile...
Also, I think they should've put the camera/ flash even higher up. The placement isn't quite ridiculous enough as is.

thealexweb said,
Why do these knock off phones still use Symbian (generally)? using Android would be a much better idea.
The GooPhone does use Android.

Nothing new here. China has been making rips of successful handsets for quite some time for selling in third world countries. In fact, thanks to these sets, Nokia and Samsung themselves have introduced competitive products like the Asha and Galaxy Youth series.