GooPhone outs iPad Mini knock-off

GooPhone outs iPad Mini knock-off

It hasn’t been a week since Apple announced the iPad Mini, but a Chinese manufacturer has already unveiled a clone called GooPad Mini and plans to sell it at more reasonable price as compared to the real thing.

GooPad Mini

The first of its kind, the GooPad Mini is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor backed by a gigabyte of RAM. On top of the 8GB internal storage, the 7.9-inch tablet also features a 2MP main camera couple with a VGA front-facing snapper.

Just to put icing on the fake cake, the company also outfitted the GooPad Mini with an iOS-like launcher. In reality though, the tablet runs on Android Jelly bean. Here’s a short promotional video courtesy of


GooPhone isn’t new to this “business”. In fact, they’re the same company that released GooPhone i5 which, according to them, where the iPhone 5’s design was derived from. They’re so proud with their “creation”, that they actually patented the design in their homeland and threaten to sue Apple if the company sells the 4-inch iPhone in China. That’s how good they are.

The GooPad Mini is set to hit the Chinese shelves starting next month with a USD99 price tag. Although we’re already expecting that a knockoff will surface at some point in time, we’re not expecting that it’ll be this quick. It only goes to show how good they’ve become when it comes to their “craft”.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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15 Responses

  1. Yuja says:

    Wow, Good Job. I just wish they have the same or almost the same OS.

  2. PJ says:

    Hope it becomes available here!

    • KiLLeRKaMaTiS says:

      yeah!… I second that.. this will be good for reading mangas :) (amongst many other things ^_^)

  3. John says:

    What the fuck ?

  4. louie says:

    GooPhone awesome!!

  5. LOL! … giving Apple another taste of it’s own medicine.

  6. gizzmo says:

    Haha, ang cheap…

  7. jego207 says:

    Angry birds lang naman gagawin ng batang cousins ko sa tablet :)) it’s good that we have affordable options. Take that, Apple!

  8. chopotka says:

    Malamang meron magbenta nito dto satin, yun iPhone 4 knockoff daming nagbebenta sa sulit, ang price between 6.5K and 5K, not bad, eh bubble blast, temple run saka jetpack joyride lang naman, pedeng pede dba. LOL

  9. Whaah says:

    Kaloka, nakahanap ng katapat si apple. Haha. Go goophone!

  10. purapura says:

    goophone sounds goofy to me

  11. sarabee says:


  12. Justin says:

    Do your research first before buying this. At $99, even though it’s a knock-off, I’m pretty sure it will have low-end specs (CPU, display, etc). As a result, many Android apps may not run (or run buggy) on this thing.

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  14. Richelle Ann Suarez` says:

    How much is the shipping fee? Can i buy Goopad here in the philippines?

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