China’s been producing iPhone clones (aka chiPhones) ever since Apple first thought of making a phone. In the beginning, these phones were just good enough to be called phones; they hardly lasted much and weren’t really fit for international sale.
However, through the 7-8 years, Chinese OEMs have learnt a lot and are now producing iPhone clones that rival the real thing… almost. One of the most powerful iPhone 6 clones from China is the elusive Dakele 3, about which we’ve been hearing since a while, but the phone itself, in its flesh, is quite a rarity.
It turns out that the device just went on sale in China through Tmall earlier today, with an asking price of 1,699 CNY or roughly US$272, despite having an official price tag of 1,499 CNY. That’s perhaps the cost you pay to be one of the first owners of the device.
If you aren’t aware of the specifications, the device has a 5-inch 1080p display with Sapphire Glass coating and the all-new and powerful MediaTek MT6752 64-bit processor, as seen on the cheaper JiaYu S3. To complete its high-end-ness the phone also has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Like the new breed of Meizu phones, the Dakele 3 comes with an aircraft grade aluminum body.
Last but not least, the device features a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear, and an 8 mega-pixel sensor on the front to make for a decent camera combo. It is powered by a 2500mAh battery.