The big Chinese brands now offer smartphones that know how to stand out from the competition, as already shown Huawei with his P10 or Xiaomi with his Mi Mix.
But small businesses that revolve around them often tend to be inspired by current great successes in an attempt to break through. This is the case of LEAGOO, which usually specializes in entry-level smartphones, but has clearly glared at Samsung’s latest flagship (our test) for one of its models.
Somewhat different characteristics
Named Kiicaa S8, this phone will come in two versions. The “Premium” will include a MediTek MT6763 processor (8 cores at 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720 GPU) as well as 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. As you can see, the design of the 5.72-inch slab (in 18: 9 format) looks very similar to the S8, but it’s far from the definition.
Leagoo KIICAA S8: 5.72in 18: 9 screen w / 1440 × 720 px + round corners, Premium model w / 5.99in, S8 style on the cheap https://t.co/t5UREOGAgI pic.twitter.com/ojCS277T10
Indeed, it is limited to 1440 x 720 pixels, ie four times less than that of the true Galaxy S8. The back of the smarpthone is also different from the original since the fingerprint sensor is centrally located. Leagoo also opted for a dual 16-megapixel sensor, compared to only one for the S8 (better quality). The data sheet is not so bad.
A less well-crafted version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage should also see the light. The price has not yet been unveiled, but should be around 200 euros, or more depending on the version.