Oh boy, I see some serious lawsuits coming for this small Thai company that just unveiled a smartphone that goes under the name iMI X and – as you will soon find out – it’s a combination of Xiaomi’s Mi6 and Apple’s iPhone X! Yeah, we’re not joking!
The device was just unveiled during Thailand Mobile Expo 2017 that took place a couple of days ago (late September) and it really impressed everyone there with the… nerve of the officials to copy these two companies at such an extend! If you take a look at the back of the iMI X you will that it has a logo that resembles the one Xiaomi has, but they have added a small i prefix (just like Apple does to all their products).
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This… “king of clones” has the design of the iPhone X model, the same dual camera setup on its back, a 5,7 inch full screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio, along with a facial scanner – similar (but in no way the same) as Apple’s FaceID feature. It uses the same glass design the iPhone X and Mi 6 models have on their backs, and comes in two storage variants!
One with 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, 13MP main sensor (no word on the second sensor), an 8MP selfie camera with iris scanner, and another variant with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM with a 16MP main sensor (no word on the second sensor), with a 13MP selfie camera placed in front (with the same facial recognition features). Both variants run on Android 7.0.1 Nougat with the company’s iMI UI (get it? i-MIUI?) interface sprinkled on top!
If you’re interested to buy this… abomination of technology you will be happy to know that it only costs 4,990 Thai Baht (~$150) for the 3GB variant and 5,990 THB (~$180) for the more powerful 4GB RAM version. Please, do let me know what you think!