Quad-core Samsung Galaxy Note 2 clone with AMOLED display sounds too good to be true!

Quad-core MT6589 phones are currently in limbo. Plenty of them have been announced, but not one has gone on sale yet, well unless the unknown manufacturer of this Samsung Galaxy Note 2 clone is telling the truth.

According to reports on Chinese tech sites, this Samsung Galaxy Note 2 clone is being advertised as the first MT6589 quad-core to go on sale, a bold claim, but that’s nothing compared to the purported specification.

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Online resellers are apparently listing this knock-off as featuring a 5.7-inch AMOLED 1280 x 720 display with Corning Gorilla glass, an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and 5 mega-pixel front, a quad-core 1.2Ghz MT6589 CPU, 1GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and a massive 3600mAh battery!

Of course this is all possible, but we are reluctant to believe the claims as this knock-off is priced at an unbelievable 1699 Yuan ($273)! Perhaps if the screen was a regular IPS model, the front camera was a 2 mega-pixel and the battery was half the size we would be more willing to believe them.

What do you think? Too good to be true or an amazing bargain?

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  1. dandy
    January 18, 2013

    ahm… is it ‘to’ or ‘too’

    • January 18, 2013


  2. ace
    January 18, 2013

    I’ll bookmarked this page and watch for this phone. Sir if you have any update about this please post again. I really like to buy zp950 since the announcement of it but been holding off the purchase due to cheap quadcore phones that are yet to come out.

    Now this is very interesting. I’ll take this over Zopo if everything advertised about it is true.


  3. Gapinho
    January 18, 2013

    Relax Ace;)

    Like Andy said, many of the newsflash phones have never arrived to the shelves, so take a breath and soon you will realise, that only few percents of the phones mentioned here can be bought outside China.

    • Pete
      January 18, 2013

      Cubot A6589 seems to be hitting pre-order on some sites. It sort of fits the bill apart from the AMOLED Gorilla glass (it is IPS) and 5 MP front camera (it is 2MP) and 3600 mAh battery (it is 3000 mAh).

      It is pre-ordering for release on 31 Jan at between USD 260 – 280 though and MTK6589 with 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM and what looks like a fairly vanilla Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and a Note II clone design.

      • beeker
        January 18, 2013

        Ouch you just ruined my day…

  4. Pete
    January 18, 2013

    It does have a 13MP front camera too – the Cubot that is so not all bad really.

  5. Hype
    January 18, 2013

    What I’m looking for is ‘Super Amoled’, not Amoled.

    Look at that: http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/09/samsung-super-amoled-explained-in-pretty-moving-pictures-video/

  6. Androidfan
    February 4, 2013

    Its very much true. I just bought the chinese clone of GT-N7102. I am stll a bit surprised that its a clone or not.
    Bot it for 1850 – 2 of them, dual sim and the Antutu benchmark scores were an astounding 17000+ . Its has a working google app store, memory 16 gb, ram 1.5, camera 8 mp back, front not sure, . Its a pretty good deal while it lasts … hehe
    Bought from – Zhonguancun market , Beijing.
    Bought a clone IPhone 5 also, but got mugged.. waste of money…

    Cheers !!

    • February 18, 2013

      Actually all antutu inside clone are cheats…self explanatory tho…those antutu mostly v2.9.3 that can’t update(built-in ROM) can’t uninstalled and fail loading/connect to antutu server(bar chart)…even antutu report some company mody their app for selfish profit!

  7. Freeje
    February 4, 2013

    Another Note 2 clone but dual-sim and dual standby. Only for 1280 kuai!