Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but imitators usually have a degree of separation between their clone and the authentic product. Such is the case with HDC, which has cloned the HTC One with its own handset named – you guessed it – the HDC One. The handset is priced at $160, and at a quick glance is the same in appearance to its counterpart, but the hardware doesn’t live up to the real deal.
Despite being a clone, the HDC One still offers decent specs, especially for the low price tag, making it a budget option for those in China looking for the style without the price tag. Still, it is worth noting that the handset is slated for release on April 1, and though the date may be coincidental, it’s always worth the pause to stop and consider the validity of anything on that date.
As far as design goes, the only difference between the HDC One and the HTC One is the lack of an aluminum body, with the Chinese company swapping it for a plastic frame. Aside from that, everything is the same – the position and design of the speakers, the power button’s location, etc. The differences become apparent, however, when you start looking at what it is running under the hood.
While the HDC One runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, it offers a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, a big difference over HTC’s Qualcomm 600 processor. There’s a single gigabyte of RAM, and the display comes in at 720p HD. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as a tiny 1,700mAh battery, which means users will be charging it fairly often.
As far as cloned handsets go, the HDC One is about as close to the HTC One you can get – visually, at least – without buying the real deal.
[via Android Community]